Alexander McQueen’s Fashion Week Tribute

British fashion designer McQueen appears at the end of his ready-to-wear fall/winter 2006-2007 fashion collection in Paris...British fashion designer Alexander McQueen appears at the end of his ready-to-wear fall/winter 2006-2007 fashion collection in Paris March 3, 2006. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A private memorial service will be held for Alexander McQueen at London Fashion Week in September.

The designer was found dead in his London home in February after committing suicide and now an event will take place at the city’s St. Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate his life and work.

Family, friends and colleagues are all set to attend the service.

In May, McQueen’s ashes were scattered in Scotland as his family fulfilled his wishes by making the region of Kilmuir on the Isle of Skye his final resting place.

A statement by the family, who refer to him as his real name Lee, said:

“Lee cherished the times that he was able to spend on the Isle of Skye – he enjoyed the beauty, peace and tranquillity. It was Lee’s final request that his ashes should be buried at Kilmuir.

“The McQueen family would like to make a special acknowledgement to Isabella MacDonald and her family of Kinloch Lodge Hotel, whose support at this sad time was of immense help in making it possible for them to carry out Lee’s wishes.”

Although McQueen was born in London, he regarded the Scottish island as his ancestral home and told his family he wanted it to be his final resting place.

McQueen often paid homage to his Scottish roots with one of his most famous collections, Highland Rape, being inspired by the Highland clearances and when he collected his CBE in 2003 he wore his full Highland dress.