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Fashion figures turn out for McQueen Memorial

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Kate Moss joined the rest of the world's fashion elite to pay tribute to the influential British designer Alexander McQueen at his memorial service on Monday.

Moss, who wore a black leather outfit with a plunging neckline and stilettos, attended the service at St Paul's Cathedral along with Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell and Stella McCartney.

Parker caused a stir as she arrived wearing a cream dress protected from the autumn chill by a black knee-length jacket. Supermodel Campbell wore a black feather dress along with knee-high boots that revealed gold detailing on the sole as she walked up the steps into the cathedral.

Described by editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, as a "modern genius", Lee Alexander McQueen earned himself a reputation as the "enfant terrible" of British fashion.

The industry was left reeling after the 40-year-old's suicide, which came the day before his mother Joyce's funeral. It was also just three years since the suicide of his close friend, style guru Isabella Blow, who helped launch his career.

McQueen's body was discovered by his housekeeper in a wardrobe at his flat in Mayfair, central London. An inquest heard the designer hanged himself after taking a cocktail of cocaine, sleeping pills and tranquillisers. He had a history of depression, anxiety and insomnia and had researched suicide on the internet before taking his life.

McQueen became one of the most respected figures in the industry after his entire graduation collection was bought by Ms Blow. He was known for his daring creations that sometimes tipped over into the shocking and bizarre, drawing critical acclaim and bringing him several awards.

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