Recently Alexander McQueen, one of the fashion industry’s top high fashion designers, passed away. His name, however, continues to live on through his clothes with the help of industry heavy-weights like Naomi Campbell.
We already reported that the supermodel was honored with an ELLE Style Outstanding Contribution Award for her work in modeling and philanthropy. In her acceptance speech she paid tribute to late British designer Alexander McQueen. Still, Naomi’s tribute goes far beyond that. According to Elle,
The supermodel has been paying tribute in more than words, and probably more fittingly, by wearing the designer almost non-stop since he died. Naomi was snapped coming out the the New York Alexander McQueen store the day after Alexander ‘Lee’ McQueen died, and has donned the designers spring summer collection at most fashion events since.
She made sure his collection was the major draw at her Fashion For Relief show last week which raised funds for mothers and children affected by the disaster in Haiti. Naomi herself, Kate Moss and Pixie Geldof all modeled Alexander at the show, while Naomi then wore another of his pieces sat in the front row of Christoper Kane’s catwalk show yesterday.
Campbell and McQueen were close before his death, so its fitting that she would honor both their friendship and his creative genius by wearing his designs.
To read more about Campbell’s fashionable tribute go here.