Whitney Houston :: Style Icon

February 11, 2012 will now be etched in history as the day the world lost a great musical icon.

Whitney Houston, no doubt one of the music industry’s greatest, has left not only an entertainment legacy but also many fab fashion moments through the years.

From album and magazine covers to red-carpet appearances, here is Sooo Fab’s roundup of the singer and actress’ greatest hits in the style department.

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How Alexander McQueen Really Died

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Reports today confirmed that Alexander McQueen’s death was a suicide.

According to most media outlets, the designer also left a note behind.

He was found dead in his apartment last Thursday.

Read CNN.com’s report.

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Who Killed Jennifer Hudson’s Mother?

Reports this evening indicate that Jennifer Hudson’s mother was gunned down in her Chicago home earlier today.

However, police have not yet confirmed that the well-decked-out plus size Hudson’s mother was indeed killed.

Reuters reports on the tragic death of the Sex and The City castmember’s mother.


CHICAGO (Reuters) – The mother of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson was found shot to death in her Chicago home on Friday, media reported.

The entertainment website TMZ said Hudson’s brother Jason also was found dead, citing a neighbor. A cousin who lived nearby discovered the bodies, TMZ said.

The Chicago Tribune, quoting police, said the killings may be linked to a domestic disturbance.

Police could not confirm the reports that Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donnerson, and brother had been killed.

Hudson won an Academy Award for her role in “Dream Girls.”

(Reporting by Michael Conlon; Editing by John O’Callaghan)



Yves Saint Laurent Dies at 71

The Associated Press reports:

Yves Saint Laurent, the designer who reworked the rules of fashion by putting women into elegant pantsuits that came to define how modern women dressed, died Sunday. He was 71.

Longtime friend and associate Pierre Berge said Saint Laurent died at his Paris home after a long illness.

A towering figure of 20th-century fashion, Saint Laurent was widely considered the last of a generation that included Christian Dior and Coco Chanel and made Paris the fashion capital of the world, with the Rive Gauche, or Left Bank, as its elegant headquarters.

In the fast-changing world of haute couture, Saint Laurent was hailed as the most influential and enduring designer of his time. From the first YSL tuxedo and his trim pantsuits to see-through blouses, safari jackets and glamorous gowns, Saint Laurent created instant classics that remain stylish decades later.