Paris report: Hussein Chalayan's tribute to McQueen

Fashion » Paris report: Hussein Chalayan's tribute to McQueen

Paris report: Hussein Chalayan's tribute to McQueen

blog_mcqueentrib_3.jpgblog_mcqueentrib_2.jpgAlexander McQueen seems to be on everyone’s mind in Paris. Roland Mouret had “Goodbye Lee” tucked into the corner of his runway program. Stella McCartney dedicated her show to him. “You’re missed!” she wrote. Hussein Chalayan, meanwhile, began his show with a rather poignant voice-over tribute to the designer. We got a hold of the transcript:

“Really, when I think of Lee McQueen I see someone who had complete honesty in the way he conveyed his ideas. If the ideas were uncomfortable to observe he would never tame them or make them palatable for consumption, but would draw out of them a sense of raw dark beauty. Ultimately I feel that his shows were like history and myth combined — like the myth of Atlantis. Through the work, Lee became mythical hero himself. And like most heroes his outer persona was used as a shield, protecting the sensitive and gentle side of his nature. Really, his sensitivity was his genius.”

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