Alex McQueen Remembered By Kelis, Kim Kardashian, Others

Celebrity friends and colleagues react to the news of Alexander McQueen's tragic passing on Thursday.

As the fashion community mourns the death of Alexander McQueen , who was widely considered to be one of the greatest designers of his generation, his colleagues, friends and celebrity clients shared their feelings about him on Thursday (February 11).

“His work was beautiful and will remain immortal,” [artist id="509603"]Kelis[/artist] said in a statement. “He was one of our gems, it is truly so sad. There aren’t many designers or artist that are able to let you into their minds and their hearts simply through vision and creation. Alexander McQueen was one of few. We will all feel his absence forever.”

[url id="/shows/the-city/series.jhtml"]“The City”[/url] star Kelly Cutrone said in a statement to MTV News that his impact on the fashion community is indescribable. “Alexander McQueen was the embodiment of luxury rock-and-roll and fashion. I lived for him and his clothes and he’s a badass. It’s so sad, everybody thinks that … there’s glamour in entertainment, and they’re dying inside.”

Other fans of the iconic British designer took to Twitter to express their feelings on his passing. Kim Kardashian wrote, “I just found out Alexander McQueen died!!! I’m in shock! So sad! I’m wearing one of his dresses now! He was such a talented designer.”

Tyra Banks and “America’s Next Top Model” star Jay Manuel noted that his presence in the fashion community will not be easily replaced. Banks wrote, “RIP Alexander McQueen. So so sad. Such a huge loss. He was one of my favorite designers. He will be missed.”

Manuel added, “I’m just stunned and devastated at the huge loss the fashion industry took today. Alexander McQueen was a genius!! RIP.”

Celebrity stylist and Bravo star Rachel Zoe wrote, “I can’t describe the tragic loss of such a brilliant man and designer Alexander McQueen. R.I.P. xo-RZ”