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Lee Alexander McQueen was a British fashion designer...

Creato il 11 febbraio 2012 da Runaway
Lee Alexander McQueen was a British fashion designer...
Lee Alexander McQueen was a British fashion designer.
Born on 17 March 1969 in Lewisham, London, to Scottishtaxi driver Ronald and social science teacher Joyce, McQueen was the youngest of six children. 

He grew up in a council flat in a tower block in Stratford. He attended Carpenters Road Primary School, started making dresses for his three sisters at a young age, and announced his intention to become a fashion designer.At the age of 20 he spent a period of time working for Koji Tatsuno before travelling to Milan, Italy and working for Romeo Gigli.McQueen returned to London in 1994 and applied to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, to work as a pattern cutter tutor.McQueen head designer at Givenchy in 1996, succeeding John Galliano.McQueen stayed with Givenchy until March 2001, when the contract he said was "constraining his creativity" ended.McQueen's death was announced on the afternoon of 11 February 2010. In the morning, his housekeeper found him hanging at his home on Green Street, London W1.Paramedics were called and they pronounced him dead at the scene.McQueen died days before London Fashion Week, though he was not scheduled to show, and nine days after the death of his mother, Joyce, 75, from cancer. David LaChapelle, a friend of the designer, said that McQueen "was doing a lot of drugs and was very unhappy" at the time of his death.McQueen left a note saying, "Look after my dogs, sorry, I love you, Lee."

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