Is The Fashion World Crying Too Loudly For Alexander McQueen?

Fashion is generally about being over the top. But when it comes to mourning the loss of Alexander McQueen, a past boyfriend of the designer says the loud public displays, statements, and condolences that have come pouring in from celebs aren’t heartfelt, and are sometimes more about acting out. The worst example might be Patti Smith who was, “repeatedly screaming ‘Alexander’ and ‘Queen’ in between songs” during her performance at a Fashion Week party. In reaction, McQueen’s ex says the following: “The truth is, the fashion world is the loneliest place on the face of the planet. It’s a shallow world full of party people and party ‘friends’. Lee knew that … It’s been fashion, fashion, fashion … but what about him as a person? That’s the real loss and the real waste.” Seems to us like a situation you just can’t win. [New York Daily News]