I saw this image over the weekend and simply had to post it. I’m sure you have all heard of the now infamous Selfridges Manchester window featuring a McQueen piece hanging? It’s been pretty much universally branded insensitive and I agree, it’s too much and it’s too soon. Apparently this is the theme for all of the brands in windows, not just McQueen and I’m pretty sure I saw similar window displays in London. But I don’t think that really excuses it, surely someone had to sign this off, did the insensitivity buzzer not go off in their head?! Or perhaps I’m being slightly too PC. What do you think of the window display?
Update: Official statement from SelfridgesPresenting 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 Alexander McQueen 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.