Alexandra Shulman, the editor of British Vogue, said McQueen had influenced a whole generation of designers. "His brilliant imagination knew no bounds as he conjured up collection after collection of extraordinary designs...he was a master of the fantastic, creating astounding fashion shows that mixed design, technology, and performance...he was a modern-day genius who's Gothic aesthetic was adopted by women the world over. His death is the hugest loss to anyone who knew him and for very many who didn't."
I put together a well deserved photo tribute, capturing only a handful of his many stunning pieces.
McQueen was a four-time winner of the British designer of the year award as well as the international designer of the year award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. He was awarded the CBE in 2003. The runway show for his McQ by Alexander McQueen line, scheduled for tonight in New York, was canceled.