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The world has lost a tremendous creative talent in Alexander McQueen today. Above we pay tribute to his work by sharing a few of the Alexander McQueen ensembles that the first lady has worn over the past several years.
Ikram Goldman, owner of ikram in Chicago (and almost certainly the source of Mrs. O's fabulous collection of tailored Alexander McQueen pieces) told the Wall Street Journal:
“He was one of the important designers that really gave you a real show in Paris. His shows were rejuvenating. He was a force and I think this is a very sad day for so many people, not just fashion people but for creative people, too.”
Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, has also released a statement:
"We are devastated to learn of the death of Alexander McQueen, one of the greatest talents of his generation. He brought a uniquely British sense of daring and aesthetic fearlessness to the global stage of fashion. In such a short career, Alexander McQueen's influence was astonishing—from street style to music culture and the world's museums. His passing marks an insurmountable loss."