02/11/2010 AT 10:00 PM ET
Alexander McQueen dressed her in a chic green dress for the London premiere of Sex and the City and was her date to the 2006 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, the pair an explosion of plaid.
For Sarah Jessica Parker, the red carpet won’t be the same without him.
“I am shocked and overcome with grief upon learning about the untimely death of the quiet genius Alexander McQueen,” says the actress and newly appointed chief creative officer and president of Halston, of the designer’s apparent suicide. “My heart goes out to his family and all those who worked for and with him.”
Of his creations, she says: “Every single inspired, original, lofty, whimsical, stunning, brilliant and jaw dropping detail was Alexander Mcqueen. There has never been anyone like him. And there simply never will be.”
Parker also mourns all he had yet to design. “What is more devastating is that despite all his success thus far, creatively, critically and commercially, his greatest achievements lay ahead of him. The future would be whatever he hoped to make of it,” she says. “God speed Lee. It has been a privilege for all of us to know you. You will be indescribably missed.”