The world lost one of its brightest and most celebrated fashion designers today. Alexander McQueen took his own life at the age of 40. The designer, born and raised in London, worked his way up to become a favorite among celebrities and fashion lovers all over the globe. He was named British Fashion Designer of the Year on four separate occasions, and his clothes—known for their drama and impeccable tailoring—graced countless red carpets. Here, we take a look back of some of his most beautiful looks, worn by the stars who tried to do them justice.
1. McQueen - Salma Hayek Crystal Lucy
At the Women In Film's 2008 Crystal Lucy Awards in June 2008 in Beverly Hills, Salma Hayek displayed her curves in an Alexander McQueen belted power suit.
2. McQueen - Nicole Richie
McQueen's paisley strapless maxi dress was perfect for the bohemian Nicole Richie at the 18th Annual Environmental Media Awards on November 13, 2008, in Los Angeles.
3. McQueen - Camilla Belle Push
One of the few actresses brave enough to shine in McQueen's most daring looks, Camilla Belle arrived at the Los Angeles premiere of her movie Push in January 2009 in a painterly-printed sheath.
4. McQueen - Cameron Diaz Teen Choice
Cameron Diaz (seen here with her My Sister's Keeper costars Sofia Vassilieva and Abigail Breslin) looked sleek in her grey zippered Alexander McQueen sheath at the Teen Choice Awards 2009 in August.
5. McQueen - Fergie
McQueen's hard-edged designs were an ideal match for rocker Fergie. She wore his sleek blue mini dress to the American Idol Season 8 Finale in Los Angeles on May 20, 2009.
6. McQueen - Melody Thornton
Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton took a major risk when she wore this Alexander McQueen ombre fringed mini dress to the 2009 BET Awards in June in Los Angeles.
7. McQueen - Salma Hayek Letterman
Salma Hayek looked like the powerful Hollywood star that she is when she wore McQueen's black suit with flashes of flourescent pink around the collar. Her ruffled black sandals (also McQueen) softened her look when she visited The Late Show with David Letterman in New York City in January 2009.
8. McQueen - Camilla Belle 2012
Camilla Belle is radiant in another one of McQueen's wildest looks. This time, she wore his daring silk chiffon multi-colored dress with a bustle skirt and beaded shoulders to the Los Angeles premiere of 2012 in November 2009.
9. McQueen - Cameron Diaz Globes
At this year's Golden Globe Awards in January, Cameron Diaz looked statuesque in her red hot satin column gown.
10. McQueen - Kelis
Fashion critics doubted many ladies would be seen in McQueen's armadillo shoes, but Kelis isn't like many ladies. She chose them as the perfect footwear for her very unique look at the 1st Annual Data Awards on January 28, 2010, in Los Angeles.