Alexander McQueen

After working for Vile row, for Gieves & Hawkes and for the famous theatrical costumers angels and Bermans, at the age of 20 he moved to Milan to work for Romeo Gigli. In 1992 he returned to London to complete his training at the prestigious Saint Martin's School of Art.

In 1996 McQueen was hired as creative director of Givenchy, where he will remain until 2001, the year in which he abandons the Maison by defining it constrictive for his creativity. In this period Alexander McQueen makes known his name in the scene of haute couture with transgressive and shocking parades, to the point of being defined hooligan of fashion.

Since 2001 the stylist has joined the Florentine group Gucci and has expanded its production opening new boutiques in London, Milan and New York, and launching the perfume kingdom on the market. In 2003 he collaborated with the Puma for the realization of a line of sneakers.

He was found dead hanged in his London home on February 11, 2010 at the age of 40.

The singer Lady Gaga, her great friend, dedicated him a song, fashion of his love, contained in her second studio album Born This way.

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