Earlier this year one of the most gifted designers of our time and one of my all time favorite fashion icons, Alexander McQueen, tragically passed away. Known for the striking originality, drama and extravagance he brought to his collections, McQueen was an artist to the core. The brand he created survived him and continues to produce the same types of unconventional pieces McQueen himself championed. The looks he played an active role in creating, however, are now considered instant heirlooms. Before he died, McQueen partnered with The Rug Company to create a collection of rugs inspired by some of his greatest works. He designed a military brocade rug that referenced a gold bullion-embroidered coat from his Fall 2001 collection. He replicated a hummingbird pattern that appeared in his Spring 2009 runway show. He also created a pattern with feathers and another with skulls, two reoccurring themes in his design. It’s obvious these pieces were created with the same meticulous attention to detail McQueen’s clothing is famous for…in fact, The Rug Company spent nearly three years designing and producing before they released the collection. Using only the finest wools, cashmere and silk yarns, the finest knotting techniques and the very best materials, the rugs produced are couture and luxurious to say the least. Check out the four available designs.