I am, as mentioned plenty of times before, a huge McQueen fan. When he passed I felt the loss like he was someone I knew well. Never has a designer been able to speak to so many varieties of people in so many walks of life. His spirit is still alive and well in Sarah’s work with the collection, but there will always be a touch of Lee Alexander missing on the catwalk. Beginning May 4th, the Met will be celebrating Alexander McQueen’s life with an exhibition called “Savage Beauty”. The exhibition will encompass work from 1992 until February 2010, the last runway show to feature his designs. This is an important exhibition not only to commemorate the life of one of the greatest designers in the world, but to showcase his talent in a way that makes him more accessible to those outside of the fashion industry. Hopefully you will be able to get up close and personal with his designs and see that not only did he have an unprecedented vision but a impeccable attention to detail and sewing skills you could die for. Here’s a head start in reflecting on the genius that left us way too early in life. Fall 2009 was one of my all time favorite collections.