Joined by Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Anna Wintour, the Sex and the City actress got all dressed up to mourn the British designer’s lifelong work and untimely passing.
Vogue editor-in-chief Wintour said in an address at the service that McQueen transported his fans “into a world of sensation where you could be shocked, repulsed or thrilled.”
McQueen was “special” because he designed the “most exquisite couture dresses and at the same time had a real impact on how the world dressed”, Wintour told hundreds of McQueen’ relatives, friends and colleagues.
Quirky Icelandic pop star Bjork, dressed as a cream-coloured bird with a feather skirt and wings, sang a version of Billie Holiday’s Gloomy Sunday at the service.
As you may recall, 40-year-old McQueen’s body was found in a wardrobe in his central London flat in February, the day before his mother’s funeral. An inquest heard he took cocaine, sleeping pills and tranquillisers before hanging himself.
McQueen, who felt under pressure from work, had a history of self-harming and a depressive disorder and had taken two previous overdoses before his death.
The memorial service came in the middle of London Fashion Week, which runs until Wednesday.