Alexander McQueen Banned Victoria Beckham From Wearing His Clothes, Says Former Lover

14/08/2014 16:46 | Updated 20 May 2015

Alexander McQueen's on-again-off-again lover of 12 years, stylist Archie Reed, has spoken out about the late designer's distaste for Victoria Beckham, his feud with Kate Moss and the time he threw a potato at Madonna's head.

It's not the first time McQueen's former "live-in" lover has opened up to the press and this time, Reed revealed he knew exactly what the designer really thought of the A listers who paid tribute to him following his death in 2010.

Ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham called him, "a master of fashion, creative genius and an inspiration," who, "made all he touched beautiful and will be desperately missed".

However, VB was allegedly unaware that McQueen became incandescent with rage when he saw a picture of her wearing his classic tartan skirt in 2006.

As Archie recalls it: "He exploded in fury and said, 'David can wear my clothes but she can't.'

"He thought David was hot, but he couldn't abide Victoria," he told the Mail Online. After he saw her in his tartans he put out the word that she wasn't allowed to get any freebies any more.

"[He] didn't rate her as a fashion designer at all and used to say, 'What the f*ck does she know about fashion? She's a pop star, and she can't even sing."

He added: "No matter how famous he was, he always used to say that celebrity and celebrities didn't matter to him at all."

The 38-year-old stylist also revealed that McQueen once threw a jacket potato at Madonna during a dinner party with Elton John. Yes, really.

"After it hit her in the head, she refused to talk to Lee again, but he didn't care. He said to me, 'She's so stuck up her own backside to worry about anyone else.'"

He is also said to have come to blows with one of his "closest friends" Kate Moss - who he'd referred to has "a female version" of himself - after she went into partnership with Topshop owner Philip Green.

McQueen was so angry that he took down Kate's picture from his office wall, telling Archie: "Kate can come down, the bitch. I went out on a limb for that girl, and she didn't even say thank you."


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