Kate Moss was undoubtedly devastated at her friend Alexander McQueen’s death when he committed suicide a little over a year ago now, so she’s decided to pay tribute to him through the best way she knows how – fashion.
The supermodel is featured on the double cover edition of Harper’s Bazaar’s May issue, pictured in one of his most iconic designs the ethereal ‘hologram’ organza dress – which she famously wore back in 2006 for McQueen’s Autumn/Winter fashion show.
“He gave women power, while letting them be fragile and vulnerable at the same time,” Kate explains. “People always used to say he was a misogynist, but it took me a while to realise that he was actually empowering women and not the other way around.”
The McQueen-focused spread is released just in time to coincide with the designer’s retrospective this May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and features quotes from the designer’s other close pals Daphne Guinness and Annabelle Neilson in the story, reports SkyShowbiz.
“The May issue celebrates the incredible legacy of Alexander McQueen – undoubtedly one of the greatest fashion talents of our time,” says Lucy Yeoman, editor of Harper’s Bazaar, “and the exciting future of his label through the work of his long-time right hand woman and successor – Sarah Burton.”
The issue undoubtedly pays homage to one of the greatest British designers ever to live, and something Kate Moss understandably wanted to be a part of.
“When I asked Kate to do this shoot, it was very much the idea of celebrating Lee McQueen’s life and talent in a unique and special way that appealed and I love the energy, beauty and grace she has brought to both covers,” Lucy explains.
And we couldn’t agree more.
Harper’s Bazaar May issue is available at all good newsagents now.