Lee Alexander McQueen: A Tribute

Tragically, Lee McQueen, founder and designer of Alexander McQueen, has died. Instead of discussing this event, I would like to focus more on the pieces that made Lee a fabulous designer, and how his work will live on forever in the fashion world.

His Resort 2010 womenswear line and Fall/Winter 2009 menswear line both feature a back-to-the-80’s feel, with power suit-inspired pieces for women and alternative-prep styles for men. Here are my top picks from his lines:

One look from McQueen's Fall/Winter 2009 menswear line.

This sweater is a classic with a twist. Classy with a collared shirt and tie or casual with a par of jeans, a piece like this is one of those go-to pieces that always gives your look a bit of an edge. I also love how the belt complements the sweater perfectly. The short-hemmed pants are reminiscent of when men wore pants that actually fit properly (hopefully this trend will sustain).

One look from McQueen's Resort 2010 womenswear line. All images courtesy of Alexander McQueen.

Words cannot describe my love for this dress. All I can say is: wow. I am contemplating hawking all of my electronics for it. It is an updated version of the classic femme fatale look. With its beautiful lace accents in the front and back paired with its gathered front, this dress is a timeless piece of art.

My condolences go out to the McQueen family at this time, and I know that people across the world are mourning the end of a fashion dynasty. Hopefully they will find a way to continue the brand, and never lose the insight of its founder.

Danielle Ciappara
BARE Reporter


  1. Great tribute! McQueen is sorely missed, his death was such a devastating loss.

  2. Wow, that dress is gorgeous! McQueen's work seemed always so intricate, so well-thought out, and like fashion should be, a feast for the eyes. So amazing to read these tributes, it's a great loss for the fashion world.