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Though the Gucci Group brand house will continue to operate under McQueen's name, nothing can compare to his brilliance. As a fashion novice, I am vowing never to forget the epic hoof-like Armadillo shoes made popular by Lady Gaga or the dramatic draping and volume of his watercolor cyber-inspired dresses that models sported as they slinked down the Paris runways just months ago.
Rest in peace, Alexander McQueen.
Here's to you, fashion. Cheers.