Saturday, February 13, 2010

In Memory

This week the world lost two tremendous men in their own right.
Lee Alexander McQueen was an English fashion designer known for his unconventional designs and shock tactics. McQueen worked as the head designer at Givenchy for five years before founding the Alexander McQueen and McQ labels. Met with critical acclaim and earned him the British Designer of the Year award four times.

McQueen faced a tough life in this last days alive. His mother passed away only days before, and Queen is believed to have taken his own life on February 11, the day before his mothers funeral was supposed to happen.
This fashion legend will remain in the history books as one of the best and most promising designers to ever come out of the UK.
The second man to leave us this week was Georgian Luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili. Nodar as in a training run at the Olympic luge track when he was killed in a training accident. This came the afternoon before the Olympics opened, and brought on a somber start to the Vancouver games.
I think that this is a real tragedy for the sporting community in a time of celebration and sport. I think the biggest tragedy is the media in this unfortunate circumstance. I feel that there was no need to show pictures of the accident, and especially not to show the video footage of it.
Hopefully the rest of the games and NY fashion week will go on as planned, and that at both of these events both of these men will remain in our hearts.

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