[artist id="1230523"]Kanye West[/artist] has always had an affinity for fashion, and the late designer Alexander McQueen was one of the rapper's favorite icons. [article id="1631696"]McQueen was found dead[/article] in London on Thursday (February 11).
West remembered McQueen in a blog post on Thursday afternoon, calling the edgy designer a "genius" and an "angel."
"McQueen ... So devastating," 'Ye wrote in all capital letters. "He was a genius ... He was so important and special ... We lost an angel!"
It wasn't the first time the 808s & Heartbreak star shouted out the popular British native on his blog.
Last year, West heaped praise on McQueen's spring show collection, and even posted images of the entire collection online. The entry spanned four pages on the rapper's site and featured over 30 pairs of funky heels that enamored fans of McQueen's with their obtuse designs.
West, [article id="1631709"]like Kelis, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga[/article], among other musicians and celebrities, were huge fans of McQueen's work. The rapper regularly attended McQueen's fashion shows: In 2007, he and his former fiance, neophyte designer Alexis Pfeiffer, were spotted in France at McQueen's show for Paris Fashion Week. And West attended McQueen's showcase in New York last year, during Fall Fashion Week.
West called the 2009 event "my favorite fashion show this year" in a blog post.