Heartbreak

Breakup Before McQueen's Death

With the fashion world still reeling from Alexander McQueen’s suicide, more details are emerging on the circumstances surrounding the designer’s death, and it looks like a bad breakup may be partially to blame. Not long after McQueen’s mother passed away he parted ways with a man whose name he had tattooed on his arm. In an unpublished interview, McQueen had referred to his ex as “a bastard who went back to Australia and I was left looking at his name.” Police reportedly found multiple suicide notes with McQueen’s body, and a source said that “rather than feeling optimistic about the future, he was quite the opposite.” McQueen also changed his will last year, and his design house is now scrambling to gain control of sample designs, which have skyrocketed in market value since the his death.