i’m staring at my screen, but the words just won’t seem to form.
this is devastating. he was a true artist, a genius, a monster…
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“The news that Alexander McQueen has killed himself is particularly devastating because it always felt to me like heâ€™d be the last man standing. He was restless, but so pragmatic with it I assumed he had what it took to endure the extreme situations he placed himself in. He was also an arch romantic with a pessimistic streak. It produced some of the most beautiful, shocking images in the history of fashion, but itâ€™s a state of mind that can lead to endless disappointments. The death of McQueenâ€™s mother last week would have validated his pessimism. It would undoubtedly have taken away his most vital support. Itâ€™s awful to imagine him tryingâ€”and failingâ€”to cope, and one can only hope that, if he was looking for peace, he found it. For everyone left behind, there will eventually be consolation, however scant right now, in a body of work whose power will never die.”