Three years ago today we lost Alexander Lee McQueen. Three years ago today the world lost a visionary. We lost a man who took the grotesque and made it beautiful. We lost a man who wanted to turn women into powerful monsters through their clothing. But mainly, we lost a man who wasn’t afraid to be bold, or to be brash, or most importantly to be himself. McQueen rose up through the fashion ranks quickly. Though his career had some low points, the various triumphs of his career outshone those low points. McQueen wasn’t afraid to produce an ugly or unpopular collection. He stayed true to himself and to his visions. McQueen started off as a tailor, but ended as an icon. So, Mr. McQueen, Thank You. Thank you for allowing us to appreciate the grotesque and to explore the limits of beauty.