There’s sad news on the first day of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week that beloved designer Alexander McQueen is dead after an apparent suicide.  The Brit designer was a celebrity darling and his avant-garde garb was flaunted by Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Janet Jackson.  According to London’s Daily,uk, the 40-year-old hung himself after the recent death of his mother, Joyce.

Designer Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week

Reportedly, McQueen’s death comes just days before the start of London Fashion Week and weeks before he was due to unveil his new collection at Paris Fashion Week on March 9.

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