By and  on November 8, 2010

There was no shortage of drama—or humor—atthe grand memorial service for Lee AlexanderMcQueen, which took place at St. Paul’sCathedral on a windswept September dayin the thick of London Fashion Week. Some1,200 of McQueen’s friends, family andcolleagues, including Sarah Jessica Parker,Daphne Guinness, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell,Stella McCartney, Hussein Chalayan, and PPRchairman and chief executive François-HenriPinault, gathered at Sir Christopher Wren’sNeoclassical cathedral for the 70-minute“service of thanksgiving” for the 40-year-olddesigner, who committed suicide in February.

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