This is a great loss to the fashion community. He was only 40 years old.
“He changed the way so many of us see shows,” said Rubenstein. Cindy Weber Cleary, another of the magazine’s fashion directors, said of McQueen: “He was a huge talent, a master of tailoring and always willing to push the envelope. He was forward thinking.”Cindi Leive, editor in chief of Glamour magazine, said: “Everyone in this tent is shocked. ... He was obviously incredibly talented and had a creative energy. There was a real sense of energy in everything he did.”Leive said he was “always extreme” in his collections.McQueen’s death came days before London Fashion Week, although McQueen was not scheduled to show in the British capital."Toronto Sun