Friends and family of the late designer Alexander McQueen gathered in London Thursday (February 25) to pay their final respects to the rebel designer at his funeral, held at St. Paul's Church. Attendees included supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. Editor's note: Photos from the funeral were erroneously identified as Lady Gaga. The attendee wearing the black lace veil was actually Daphne Guinness.
Moss and Campbell wore touches of eccentric pieces to the funeral that included fur and embellished hats. Guinness arrived in a short black dress, her face fully veiled in black lace and the back of her dress tented out with a train, in a style reminiscent of Lady Gaga's famous McQueen outfits.
After news broke that McQueen had been found dead in his London apartment on February 11, celebrities and fashion luminaries around the world released statements remembering the designer. Gaga tweeted a photo of her and McQueen as a remembrance. She later paid tribute to him during her more understated performance at the Brit Awards. During the medley of her songs "Speechless" and "Dance in the Dark," she told the crowd, "This is for Alexander McQueen."
A rep for McQueen's company spoke to Women's Wear Daily
about the funeral, saying a public memorial is set to take place later this year. No details were given about when the memorial would take place. "We are focusing right now on the Paris show, which takes place on March 9," she added.
It was announced recently that McQueen's label will continue, although there have been no details about who will design in McQueen's place.
This story was originally published on 2.25.10 at 11:30 a.m. ET.