Remembering avant-garde designer Alexander McQueen, dead at 40

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This morning British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who has had an integral hand in sculpting our culture, was found hanging in his London apartment, an apparent suicide. He was only 40 years old, and even though his life was short, his impact was great.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Dita von Teese, Naomi Campbell, these ladies are all known for their signature styles that could be outrageous at times, and Alexander McQueen’s couture creations helped cement these pop icons in our minds.

Here’s a video from a rousing Alexander McQueen fashion show:

A jaw-dropping show from Alexander McQueen’s Spring-Summer 2010 ready-to-wear, shown October 2009: Alexander Mc Queen collection show in Paris

Another crazy, inventive shoe from AQ’s Spring-Summer 2010 ready-to-wear:

Alexander Mc Queen collection show in Paris

Dita von Teese wearing timeless McQueen:

FILE PICTURE of Dita Von Teese wearing an Alexander McQueen dress while leaving her two-hour book signing

Victoria Beckham wearing a fun, flirty yet impeccable McQueen:
FILE PICTURE of Victoria Beckham weraing an Alexander McQueen dress and high heels while visiting a department store

Sarah Jessica Parker wore a daring McQueen headpiece to the first Sex in the City movie premiere: Premiere: Sex And The City - Arrivals

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