Alexander McQueen was an English fashion designer based in London who worked as the head designer of the Louis Vuitton Givenchy fashion line before launching his own line in 2004. McQueen was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire and received the British Fashion Council's British Designer of the Year award four times. The label is synonymous with modern British couture, a strong identity, and a celebration of unbridled creativity. He committed suicide in 2010, shortly after his mother died. Sarah Burton, the house's creative director, creates critically acclaimed collections driven by unparalleled vision and respect for craftsmanship.