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BFC Sets McQueen Tribute “Wall”

British council will collect notes during London Fashion Week for eventual book.

LONDON – The British Fashion Council will pay tribute to the late Alexander McQueen when London Fashion Week opens tomorrow.

The BFC has mounted a wall in the main London Fashion Week tent at Somerset House, on which visitors will be able to pin notes written to the designer and his family.

The wall will be entitled “Lee Alexander McQueen,” the designer’s full name. After fashion week, the notes will then be collected in a book and presented to McQueen’s family.

Harold Tillman, chairman of the BFC, will also pay tribute to McQueen in his speech to open London Fashion Week Friday. A spokeswoman for the BFC described the mood of the tribute as “subdued.”

“We want to give the industry a place where they can pay their respects [to McQueen],” she said.

McQueen was found hanged at his home in Mayfair on Feb. 11, and police are treating his death as non-suspicious.  A full inquest into the circumstances of his death will be heard April 28.