Alexander McQueen, whose suicide was confirmed February 11, posted macabre statements on his Twitter profile before his death, which were believed to deal with inspiration for his upcoming fashion show.
The British designer, known to have been left devastated when his mother passed away just last week, tweeted on February 3: "i'm letting my followers know the my mother passed away yesterday if it she had not me or would you RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [sic]," adding a minute later that "[...] life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Also relating to his mother's death, McQueen tweeted February 7: "sunday evening been a fucking awful week but my friends have been great but now i have to some how pull myself together and finish with the," adding in his next post: "HELLS ANGELS & PROLIFIC DEAMONS!"
Earlier posts included him saying that "from heaven to hell and back again, life is a funny thing" and: "De sade, Marie A- god rest there souls [sic]," while referencing artists known for their macabre works, including Hans Memling.
Fellow designer Karl Lagerfeld confirmed McQueen's fascination with death when talking to the AFP on February 11, just after the latter's death. He said: "There was always some attraction to death, his designs were sometimes dehumanised."
According to several new media sources including Facebook, the Global Language Monitor and Polyvore, McQueen was one of today's most popular designers who stunned the fashion world with his otherworldly creations, most recently with last fall's show that featured the already iconic Armadillo shoes.
His Twitter account seems to have been deleted following the announcement of his death, and his company website was also out of service February 11.Reuse content