This isn’t a post about a concert or a new musician or anything like that. I just wanted to take a moment to recognize the loss of one of a tremendously creative, original, talented life. Without even considering McQueen’s influence on the greater fashion world, the many artists that I admire that he dressed regularly, he was a tremendous style inspiration to my close personal friends as well as myself. I never met him or knew him, and now I never will, but I think that it’s always appropriate to recognize people that touched your life in some way, whether or not you were in their own lives.
The day before yesterday I went across town on my break to the Alexander McQueen New York flagship store on 14th street to leave some roses and a note. Twenty-four hours after the news was released, there was still a steady stream of people coming by just to take pictures, lay their own flowers, read other people’s notes, and just talk about McQueen. There were notes in many languages all expressing the same love and loss.
I took a few pictures of the flagship while I was there: