Thursday, February 11, 2010
The Death of a Fashion Icon
As a young student of design and fine art, I often found myself retreating to the 7th floor stacks of Prescott Memorial Library to pour over books on fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen. He, along with other fashion rebels Christian Lacroix and Jean Paul Gaultier, were a strong source of inspiration to me. Part of me longed to unfold in life as a fashion designer with a creative abandon similar to theirs. Of course, I did not become a fashion designer, but as an artist, I am constantly influenced and inspired by fashion of all sorts... especially the wild-at-hearts, like Alexander McQueen. The news of his death is sad and tragic; the creative world is sure to be poorer without him, but his influence will live on forever. Thank you Mr. McQueen, for your wild heart, big shoes, big hair, big shoulders, big show.