Selfridges released a Statement ::
“Presenting a fashion item from the new Alexander McQueen collection hanging was never intended to be linked to the designer’s untimely death or how he died. Nearly all the new season items from our new window scheme, The Desirables, showcased in both our London and Manchester stores, are hung artistically on their own to present them as even more extraordinary. However, we do acknowledge that, in retrospect, presenting the dress in our Manchester Exchange Square store in this way was a mistake, and would like to apologise if this particular window has upset anyone. The dress has been removed and replaced by another designer’s garment.”
A genuine mistake? Somehow I don’t think so, as if they didn’t know how Alexander McQueen hung himself when he committed suicide in feb this year.
I used to Shop there when I was attending Manchester University, very disappointing. I must say that the Selfridges Manchester store is know for its intriguing window displays, but I think this time they went just one step too far. I’m quite shocked at how this creative idea could have gone so far, to the point of being disrepectful! But I guess at least they had the courtesy to at least replace it with another designers gown.
Do you agree?