Alexander McQueen’s avant-garde designs left an indelible mark on the worlds of pop culture and pop music. His couture styles decorated the famous bodies of [artist id=”1940303″]Rihanna[/artist], [artist id=”1098″]Madonna[/artist] and [artist id=”3061469″]Lady Gaga[/artist], to name a few.
For Lady Gaga’s game-changing video for “Bad Romance,” the pop star took to the screen covered literally head to toe in McQueen designs, crawling across the set in his infamous lobster-claw heels.
But Gaga isn’t the first pop star to showcase McQueen’s work — Madonna has been a fan of his for years, wearing the designer’s handiwork to the 1998 Video Music Awards. And in 1997 David Bowie wore a McQueen Union Jack coat on the cover of his Earthling album. Recently Rihanna has graced red carpets and made television appearances in McQueen, most notably at the London premiere of “Inglourious Basterds” last summer and later that year during an appearance on “It’s On with Alexa Chung.”
Fashionista and fashion designer Victoria Beckham rocked a graphic McQueen cocktail dress at an event last spring, and Cate Blanchett and Gwyneth Paltrow have also been photographed in McQueen’s daring designs.
Oscar nominee Sandra Bullock showed her love for McQueen on the red carpet at the premiere for “The Proposal” last summer. “The Hills” star Audrina Patridge accessorized her 2009 Grammys outfit with a purse by the late designer. And Ashlee Simpson showed that you can still be edgy and fashion-forward even as a mom-to-be, wearing a flowy gown by McQueen during her pregnancy in 2008.