Saturday, February 13, 2010

McQueen jilted by Australian lover, not his first suicide attempt – The Daily Telegraph


the fashionisto

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper has added some interesting details to the intrigue surrounding the suicide of top British designer Alexander McQueen, the biggest fashion story since the murder of Gianni Versace in 1998. Citing an interview with McQueen conducted by Irish journalist Godfrey Deeny for the April edition of Australian Harpers Bazaar, the paper claims that McQueen had been recently (although it doesn't clarify how recently) jilted by an Australian lover, whose name he had tattoed on his arm. It also includes claims from an unnamed friend of the designer - as originally reported in The Daily Mail - that McQueen’s arms were covered with lacerations following previous suicide attempts and that, against the backdrop of his mother’s death and funeral, which was due to take place yesterday, he could not cope with the pressures of completing his next collection. One friend is quoted as saying, “His Paris show is coming up and his staff have been nagging him all week to get up and start working. But he wouldn't get out of bed, he just couldn't get up. He hasn't even been to any of his fittings for the show. He was so upset about his mother. It was her funeral and he couldn't face it." Hasn't Gucci Group heard of bereavement leave?

5 comments:

prettyinrouge said...

he deserves a better world

A Colourful Guy Drowning said...

What a waste? Seriously! I've gone through Major Depression also and know, first hand, just how crippling, and potentially life threatening, it can be. However, at least I had the wherewithal to seek professional help for it.

If the people surrounding McQueen, and I'm sure there were plenty of them, didn't attempt to get him some help after seeing the condition he was in then they were negligent to say the least.

failedfasionista said...

I'd love to know the identity of the mystery Australian lover . . .

Anonymous said...

Please could you show a little more respect by crediting the photographer/s when you run an image. It's not good enough to just link to another site. A

Patty Huntington said...

i normally do however in this specific case the photographer was not credited (ie on the fashionisto), so i have no idea who it was. it looks like it could be hedi slimane but i tried to check that to no avail.

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