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.
There was shock for the fashion world: Alexander McQueen died! The international fashion designer was found dead in his London home. Unconfirmed rumors were talking about a suicide.
The 40-year-old designer used to design outfits for Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Prince Charles.
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