In tribute to the late designer, there was an abundance of Lee McQueen’s stunning designs on show as guests arrived for an intimate funeral service at St Paul’s Church in London’s Knightsbridge.
Friends of Alexander McQueen, including Kate Moss, who wore a black fur cape over a smart dress and Louboutin heels, joined Stella McCartney, who chose black skinny trousers with knee-high boots and a cropped jacket, and Naomi Campbell who teamed her ensemble with a feathered fascinator and a McQueen clutch, all attended the sombre ceremony.
McQueen’s father Roland also attended with his five children and, as a mark of respect, a number of grieving relatives wore the infamous McQueen tartan colours, from his memorable Highland Rape catwalk show in 2006.
Film director Sam Taylor Wood and boyfriend Aaron Johnson also attended with Daphne Guiness who donned McQueen’s dramatic cape from his autumn 2002 collection.
Following the designer’s death, thousands of tributes poured in from inside the fashion industry, from Victoria Beckham to Lady GaGa, and the industry has been mourning the tragedy of one of the world’s greatest designers.
A larger, more public, memorial service is likely to place at some point later on in the year however a spokesperson for the label said: ‘We are focusing right now on the Paris show, which takes place on 9 March’.
By Georgie Hindle