Louise Wilson: Central Saint Martins professor dies aged 52
The legendary tutor died in her sleep last night
Louise Wilson, the legendary Central Saint Martins professor, died in her sleep last night, aged 52. She was visiting her sister in Scotland at the time of death.
She is known for having sculpted the careers of Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and Stella McCartney to name but a few.
One of fashion's most influential figures, she was the longstanding director of the college's MA fashion degree and had a reputation for pushing her students to their creative limits and producing some of British fashion's most well known names, including Jonathan Saunders, Roksanda Ilincic and Mary Katrantzou. Her direct, formidable teaching style was renowned throughout the industry.
In 2008, she received an OBE for her services to fashion and to education. Christopher Kane is just one of the designers Louise Wilson taught
She is survived by her long term partner and their teenage son, TJ.
“Louise Wilson played a remarkable role in making the British scene fashion as successful and relevant as it is today,” Alexandra Shulman told Vogue.co.uk. “Her teaching and influence made a mark on so many of our leading designers. I will miss her outspoken views and her clever and often very funny observations.”
- 1 Autism 'caused by genetics', study suggests
- 2 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 3 Why you should never make assumptions about people with autism
- 4 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 5 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
Bali nine: Welcome to 'Execution Island' – the Indonesian holiday resort where foreigners are sent to die
How Homer Simpson discovered the Higgs boson over a decade before scientists
The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
Harrison Ford plane crash: Star Wars actor 'seriously injured' after light aircraft crash lands
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: Have you been doing a brilliant job in an admi...
£50000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you an innovative, senior H...
£20000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our client, a very well respect...
£25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An HR Consultant is required to join thi...