Lee Alexander McQueen, born 1969, described his
work as electric and eccentric. Known as "l'enfant
terrible" he replaced John
Galliano as head of Givenchy haute couture in 1996
but left in 2001. His first perfume (Kingdom) was
launched in 2003 and in 2004 his men's ready-to-
wear line was shown in Milan for the first time.
One of his best friends was the influential fashion
stylist Isabella Blow.On
February 11, 2010, Mcqueen committed suicide
and left the fashion world bereft of one of its most
beloved, genius designers.
(from NY Times Alexander McQueen post