Internationally acclaimed designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London home Thursday, Feb. 11. He had apparently committed suicide.
One LA stylist — George Blodwell — told The Dish Rag that McQueen’s mother’s recent death was a major factor in his suicide.
But McQueen also lost another important female in his life. A stylist named Isabella Blow, credited with discovering McQueen, and being his advocate and friend in the early years of his career, killed herself in 2007 by drinking weed killer.
Fashion history has McQueen signing a lucrative deal with Gucci in 2000, a deal which was reportedly initiated by Blow.
]]>Blow felt left out because McQueen did not take her along when he sold his brand to Gucci. “Everybody else got contracts, and she got a free dress,” says Daphne Guiness, a Blow friend.