On 16 February 2010 pop musician and friend Lady Gaga performed an acoustic jazz rendition of her hit single "Telephone" and segued into "Dance in the Dark" at the 2010 Brit Awards. McQueen later attended Rokeby School and left aged 16 in 1984 with one O-level in art going on to serve an apprenticeship with Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard before joining Gieves & Hawkes and later the theatrical costumiers Angels and Bermans. McQueen also designed a range of dresses under the name of "manta" priced at around £2800.
[opinion] He is also known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards (1996 1997 2001 and 2003) as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003. Lee Alexander McQueen CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was a British fashion designer and couturier best known for his in-depth knowledge of bespoke British tailoring his tendency to juxtapose strength with fragility in his collections as well as the emotional power and raw energy of his provocative fashion shows.