Alexander McQueen eyeglasses bear the name and design aesthetic of the legendary Lee Alexander McQueen, one of the most visionary designers of his generation. After leaving school at the age of 16 to undertake an apprenticeship on London's Savile Row, graduated with a Masters degree in Fashion Design from Central Saint Martins. McQueen gained the attention and respect of the fashion industry for the emotional power and raw energy of his presentations, and the romantic, but determinedly contemporary nature of his collections. He was appointed Chief Designer at Givenchy in 1996, a move which allowed him to combine his knowledge of bespoke British tailoring with the intricacies of traditional haute couture techniques. In 2000, the Gucci Croup acquired 51% of Alexander McQueen, where he remained Creative Director. The Alexander McQueen eyewear collection was launched in 2016 by Kering, as a sister brand to the iconic Gucci.