The Show Must Go On*

February 12, 2010

Image from firstVIEW

photo taken from firstVIEW

From firstVIEW

Photo taken from firstVIEW

from firstVIEW

Today I was saddened by the news of  another  premature death ( an apparent suicide) of a great artist, Lee McQueen. Head of fashion House Alexander McQueen.

As a designer this man never failed to inspire and excite me with the possibilities of fashion, much like Freddy Mercury and his music or Van Gogh with painting.

While I am inspired by his talent#, I  do not envy his state of hopelessness.

It is a great reminder, that however great you are in your chosen field, you still need to be able to live with yourself.

Lee McQueen from firstVIEW

* ‘The show must go on’ is a song written by Queen not long before Freddy Mercury’s death. The lyrics are going around and around in my head today.

# This link (and photo clicking) will take you through to McQueen’s last fashion show. Do not go here if nudity or very thin girls trouble you.

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One Response to “The Show Must Go On*”

  1. Amy said

    Hi Ally, thanks for this. I too was very moved by this news. Last year I made a kimono-style jacket using a free pattern you may have come across (http://showstudio.com/projects/ddlmcqueen/download.html) which was very complicated but fun and made me appreciate his genius!! Must get it out and wear it as a tribute……. Amy P

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