Founded by designer Alexander McQueen in 1992, the brand uses his name as a fashion house with a reputation for controversy and shock tactics (earning the title “L’Enfant terrible” and “the hooligan of English fashion”).
He staged lavish and unconventional runway shows. Trousers were aptly named “bumsters” and a collection entitled Highland Rape. He recreated a shipwreck for his Spring 2003 collection, Spring 2005’s a human chess game, and the Fall 2006 show, Widows of Culloden, which featured a life-sized hologram of supermodel Kate Moss dressed in yards of rippling fabric. In total, McQueen designed 36 collections for his London label.
During his time as head designer, he was awarded the title “British Designer of the Year” four times between 1996 and 2003; he was also appointed a CBE and named International Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers in 2003.
In December 2000, the French Luxury Group, Kering acquired 51% of his company and appointed him as Creative Director before launching stores in London, Milan, New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
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After years of success, McQueen’s shockingly committed suicide. It was announced on February 11, 2010.
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