Avant garde and theatrical, Alexander McQueen's dramatic, couture-style pieces will always cause a stir.
Lee Alexander McQueen (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at the French Haute Couture House Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003), as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003.
The label is known for its dramatic, gorgeously constructed pieces, combining elements of British tailoring with French couture. Signature looks included billowy dresses cut in hourglass silhouettes, frock coats paired with skinny pants, sharp, angular suiting, and darkly romantic gowns covered in intricate embroidery and lace.