Alexander McQueen's Plato's Atlantis collection for Spring 2010, with hair by Guido Palau and makeup by Peter Philips. Photo: Getty Images

We are deeply saddened by the news of Alexander McQueen's death.

Not only was he a creative tour de force behind fashion, he also pushed the beauty limits at his fashion shows with hair and makeup that stretched the imagination to new heights. His show was always one of our favorites; though the beauty looks were not always pretty in the conventional sense, they were often the most interesting.

We will be asking beauty insiders and artists who have worked with McQueen to share their reactions to his sudden death, and thoughts on his influence on the beauty industry and culture in general. We will be updating this space with their feedback.

Bobbi Brown, celebrity makeup artist and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics: "It's shocking, he was such a talent. And so young, it's awful. He was very cheeky and talented and we watched his talent evolve through his career. And it was only the beginning of his career, which makes it even sadder."

Romero Jennings, senior vice president of artistry for MAC cosmetics: "I was shocked like everyone else. In this fashion industry that we work in, that he is so talented and so inspirational. And his clothing is so inspiring to do the makeup get this feeling, this kind of energy that comes from it. He's a true artist, like we all are or want to become. For me, it's really a blow. I'll be going on to Milan and Paris, and normally we do his show each season, so no one knows what's going to happen. I'm hoping that the brand will carry on because he it amazing, and he always will be."

Enjoy these makeup and hair highlights from his runway shows.

Left: Birds lift up a model's hair at Alexander McQueen's Spring 2001 collection. Right: Erin O'Connor is starry-eyed at Givenchy's Fall 2000 Haute Couture collection by Alexander McQueen. Photo: Getty Images

Left: A model walks in front of a video screen at Alexander McQueen's Spring 2003 ready to wear collection. Right: A Model in a "Queen Headdress" from the Spring 2001 collection. Photo: Getty Images

Left: Color burst eyes and geometric hair at Givenchy's Spring 1998 collection. Right: Watercolor-inspired eyes at Givenchy Spring 2000 Haute Couture. Photo: Getty Images

Left: Current French First Lady Carla Bruni modeling in twisted braids at the Givenchy Fall 1997 runway show. Right: A model wears a painted gold fox skeleton and dark lips at McQueen's Fall 2001 show in London. Photo: Getty Images