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SELFRIDGES SAYS SORRY: Selfridges has apologized for a window display in its Manchester, England, store featuring a black Alexander McQueen minidress dangling on a hanger from under the shade of an oversize desk lamp. The company issued a statement in response to complaints that the image was inappropriate. McQueen took his own life in February by hanging himself in the wardrobe of his London home. “Presenting a fashion item from the new Alexander McQueen collection hanging was never intended to be linked to the designer’s untimely death or how he died,” the statement said. “Nearly all the new season items from our new window scheme, The Desirables, showcased in both our London and Manchester stores, are hung artistically on their own to present them as even more extraordinary. However, we do acknowledge that, in retrospect, presenting the dress in our Manchester Exchange Square store in this way was a mistake, and would like to apologize if this particular window has upset anyone. The dress has been removed and replaced by another designer’s garment.”

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