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Alexander McQueen's label to continue

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Published: Friday, February 19, 2010, 16:58 [IST]

London (ANI): Bosses of fashion icon Alexander McQueen's clothing company have said that his name will live on in the industry. The British fashion designer hanged himself at his apartment in London last week and a post-mortem later confirmed he had died from asphyxiation. But the owners of his fashion company have vowed to continue the brand in honour of the late designer.

Francois Henri-Pinault, chairman of holding company PPW, called McQueen a "pure genius" and a "poet". "You understand, the Alexander McQueen trademark will live on. Fashion has lost one of its extraordinary people. He was one of the falling stars that comes across our generation. He is a person we will miss enormously," the Daily Express quoted him as saying. Robert Polet, president of PPW subsidiary The Gucci Group - which owns a 50 per cent stake in the McQueen label – added: "We believe in the future of the brand."

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