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At this time seven months ago, a completely different scene was unfolding in the windows of Alexander McQueen's Meatpacking District store. McQueen committed suicide in London on February 11, and his stores around the world paid tribute to him by closing for a couple days, only to reopen with simple white floral bouquets in their windows.
This Fashion Week, we have another sort of white bouquet. There are three pieces from the final collection McQueen designed?Fall/Winter 2010?which have an appropriately heavenly/angelic mood about them, though the inspiration was master painters. The window was installed just in time for Fashion's Night Out revelers to see it, and when we passed, others stopped for photos as well. God Save McQueen.
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