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11 February 2010
“We are deeply saddened at the news of Lee McQueen’s untimely death. He was a visionary and will continue to be an inspiration to generations of designers. He won Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards an unprecedented 4 times and his impact was global. We are immensely proud to have had him on the London catwalk. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this sad time.”
- British Fashion Council
"Alexander McQueen's unique creativity burned unforgettable images on the mind's eye of fashion. He conjured unbelievably theatrical feats on his runway-disturbing, beautiful, provocative - an incomparable sensationalist who made the impossible happen for his audience. His genius as a cutter was miraculous to watch in action and the results produced an unmistakable look recognised around the world. His tragic loss will be an unimaginable blow to his sisters, who he adored."
- Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent / US Vogue & Style.com
View our gallery of his shows at London Fashion Week