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Women's Wear Daily is reporting that Gucci Group parent company PPR has announced that it will keep Alexander McQueen's company open, despite the brilliant designer's suicide last week. In fact, a McQueen collection will be presented during the upcoming Paris Fashion Week.
"We believe in the future of the brand," said PPR president Robert Polet. "Lee was very proud of the people working in his company, and so am I." We're still shellshocked by last week's tragedy, and we're torn on this decision. On the one hand, we would of course love to see more McQueen. But what will it be without McQueen? What would you have done?
· McQueen Business to Continue Despite Founder's Suicide [WWD, subscription required]