Alexander McQueen's Label to Live On

FILE --In this May 13, 2010 file photo, British fashion designer Alexander McQueen is interviewed as he arrives for the Los Angeles Alexander McQueen Boutique launch party in Los Angeles. According to British media reports Thursday Feb. 11, 2010, MKcQueen has been found dead after apparently committing suicide at his home in London.(AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, file)
PPR SA says Alexander McQueen's namesake label will live on despite the tragic death of the designer.

CEO Francois-Henri Pinault made the announcement Thursday after paying homage to McQueen, who was found hanged in his wardrobe last week.

Pinault called McQueen a genius, a poet and a friend.

The designer rose to fame in the 1990s, and was known for his daring and edgy style and skillful tailoring. He is credited with helping to revive the once-moribund British fashion industry.

Alexander McQueen's Legacy Lives On
Photos: Alexander McQueen's Fashions
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