Jonathan Pierce says over at Samizdata that there’s a good quote from the estimable George Pitcher, about the public collective mourning for Alexander McQueen, the “fashion” “designer”. Of course any human death is sad and regrettable, for we ordinary people do not resemble Stalin in that way. Except of course for the deaths of self-made-scumbags like Kim Jong-Il, his pals Hitler, Castro and Pol Pot, and Jaques Derrida (not sure what this fellow is famous for except deconstructing things people liked, and influencing too many more.) No, these deaths are not regrettable at all, but are to be cheered to the rooftops.
The best bit for me was ” I had just flicked on the TV in my hotel room and there was some moist-eyed fashonista popsicle being asked about his legacy. “He changed the silhouette of trousers forever,” she replied earnestly, her voice almost breaking with emotion. “