LONDON — Louise Wilson, who has died at age 52, shaped the creativity and fueled the ambitions of scores of students — including Lee Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and Simone Rocha — during her tenure of more than two decades as course director for the M.A. fashion program at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design here.
Wilson was well-known for her histrionics and utter lack of political correctness — her language was more colorful than a Pantone chart — but she was also famous for her dedication to students and their talents — and her attention to detail. The perpetually black-clad Wilson, her long brown hair gathered in a ponytail or falling across her shoulders, was the woman famous for cutting her pupils to pieces and building them back up.
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