Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour were among those who turned out in London to pay tribute to the late designer Alexander McQueen. A tribute service was held on Monday at St. Paul's Cathedral, the Guardian reports. Elle UK writes that over 2,000 guests were invited and:
The hour-long service featured readings from various high-profile supporters. US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour read a moving tribute to the designer, mentioning his on/off relationship with American Vogue. Suzy Menkes, fashion and culture editor of The International Herald Tribune, spoke of having never missed a McQueen show. Close friend Annabel Nielson talked of their last Christmas together while Bjork -- dressed as an angel in a gold headdress with wings -- sang Gloomy Sunday based on a Billy Holiday tune. Michael Nyman played harp and a gospel choir sang twice.
The Daily Beast reports that Anna Wintour was the first to speak, recalling a photo shoot McQueen had agreed to do in the early 90s, only to call at last minute to say "He didn't give a flying 'whatever' about American Vogue."
"Alexander would infuriate me every year before the Costume Institute Gala," she admitted. "He would accept every year, only to bail at the last minute. But when he finally came, he flew up the stairs with Sarah Jessica Parker, both visions in tartan and plaid, and all was forgiven." She paused. "We always forgave Alexander."
Here are some images from the service: