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Fashion world remembers McQueen

British designer Alexander McQueen spent his career "harnessing his dreams and demons", fashion's elite have been told at his memorial service.

Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell and Stella McCartney were among the stylish friends and relatives gathered for the service at St Paul's Cathedral to celebrate McQueen, who killed himself the day before his mother's funeral.

Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, paid tribute to "a complex and gifted young man" who grew up not far from the cathedral.

Wintour told the congregation: "He showed us everything was possible, dreams could become reality.

"But he has left us with an even more exceptional legacy, a talent that soared like the birds of his childhood above us all."

Icelandic singer Bjork, who was dressed in white and wearing a pair of angel wings, gave a moving rendition of Gloomy Sunday.

Shaun Leane, a friend of McQueen's, also paid tribute.

Parker caused a stir as she arrived wearing a cream dress protected from the autumn chill by a black knee-length jacket.

Supermodel Campbell wore a black feather dress along with knee-high boots that revealed gold detailing on the sole as she walked up the steps into the cathedral.

Flashes of McQueen's trademark tartan could also be seen as others chose to pay homage by wearing his designs.


From Belfast Telegraph