London (ANI): Bosses of fashion icon Alexander McQueen's clothing
company have said that his name will live on in the industry. The
British fashion designer hanged himself at his apartment in London
last week and a post-mortem later confirmed he had died from
asphyxiation. But the owners of his fashion company have vowed to
continue the brand in honour of the late designer.
Francois Henri-Pinault, chairman of holding company PPW, called
McQueen a "pure genius" and a "poet". "You understand, the
Alexander McQueen trademark will live on. Fashion has lost one of
its extraordinary people. He was one of the falling stars that
comes across our generation. He is a person we will miss
enormously," the Daily Express quoted him as saying. Robert Polet,
president of PPW subsidiary The Gucci Group - which owns a 50 per
cent stake in the McQueen label – added: "We believe in the future
of the brand."