Monday, September 20, 2010

Fashionista's Today: Alexander McQueen Memorial in London

WWD: " - Stirring live performances by Bjork and a lone Scottish piper playing “Braveheart” loaned emotional weight to a memorial service here for Lee Alexander McQueen at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Anna Wintour, Annabelle Nielson, Shaun Leane and Suzy Menkes were among those speaking at the grand 70-minute ceremony.

Family, friends and gathered under the soaring gold-tiled cupola of Sir Christopher Wren’s Renaissance style cathedral to hear prayers, remembrances and a gospel choir.

The Reverend Canon Giles Fraser opened the service with a tribute to the incendiary designer, who took his own life last February.

“It was a life lived in the public gaze, but it was as vulnerable and retiring as it was glamorous,” he said. “Despite the dazzle of his world, he never forgot his East End roots and how much he owed to his loved ones.”

Among those in attendance were Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Daphne Guinness, Stella McCartney, Philip Treacy and Hussein Chalayan, along with a host of retailers and members of the international press."

More about this tomorrow.



(Image from tfs and showing a Kate Moss attending the memorial in style. Source of information WWD)

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