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The house of Alexander McQueen is renowned for its conceptual designs, strong identity and unbridled creativity. As Creative Director of the brand, Sarah Burton produces critically acclaimed collections, driven by uncompromising craftsmanship and unparalleled vision. The luxury brand was founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. The house’s contemporary line McQ is an important contributor to overall business. - Kering.com
Born in the East End and the son of a taxi driver, Alexander McQueen was the quintessential bad boy made good. He had brains and brawn, having survived over ten years as a solo designer and being brought into the Gucci Group stable, which bought a 51 per cent stake in his company 2002. In 2008, his company not only turned a profit but was also opening new stores from LA to Beirut. He was awarded the coveted Designer of the Year Award at the British Fashion Awards four times.
McQueen died, aged 40, on February 11 2010, amid unconfirmed reports that he committed suicide. Alexander McQueen delivered collections that were often described in superlatives: “I didn’t plan out my life like that,” he said. “When people recognise and respect what you do, that’s nice, but I don’t think you ever do this to be famous. Fame should be left to the film stars. We’re just offering a service.” - British Vogue 2010