Alexander McQueen - Quotes

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Of course I make mistakes. I'm human. If I didn't make mistakes, I'd never learn. You can only go forward by making mistakes. ---->>>

There is something sinister, something quite biographical about what I do - but that part is for me. It's my personal business. I think there is a lot of romance, melancholy. There's a sadness to it, but there's romance in sadness. I suppose I am a very melancholy person. ---->>>

Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment. ---->>>

It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together. ---->>>

I feel more Scottish than Norman. ---->>>

I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists. ---->>>

I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.

I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.

When I'm dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen. ---->>>

I've had good times; I've had bad times. ---->>>

For a long time I was looking for my perfect equilibrium, my mojo. And now I think I'm getting there: I've found my customer, my silhouette, my cut. ---->>>

Menswear is about subtlety. It's about good style and good taste. ---->>>

I'm not interested in being liked. ---->>>

The turnover of fashion is just so quick and so throwaway, and I think that is a big part of the problem. There is no longevity. ---->>>

British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage. ---->>>

Give me time and I'll give you a revolution. ---->>>

I want people to be afraid of the women I dress. ---->>>

Sting's my ideal man, because he's a real man. ---->>>

Really, what I'm aiming for is world domination! ---->>>

You can get insular with fashion. ---->>>

I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern, very now - no one wears head-to-toe designer anymore. ---->>>

I came to terms with not fitting in a long time ago. I never really fitted in. I don't want to fit in. And now people are buying into that.

I came to terms with not fitting in a long time ago. I never really fitted in. I don't want to fit in. And now people are buying into that.

It's good to know where you come from. It makes you what you are today. It's DNA, it's in your blood. ---->>>

Rap music's been around for too long now to be inspirational. The words are, but the music isn't. ---->>>

You can only go forward by making mistakes. ---->>>

When a woman gets dressed up to go out at night, she wants to give 50% away, and hold the rest back. If you're an open book, there's no allure. ---->>>

As a designer, you've always got to push yourself forward; you've always got to keep up with the trends or make your own trends. That's what I do. ---->>>

I don't want to be too proud, but I have a good personal style. ---->>>

I never look at other people's work. My mind has to be completely focused on my own illusions. ---->>>

Fame should be left to the film stars. ---->>>

I can't get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it's just crass. ---->>>

I work with people I admire and respect. It's never because of who they are. ---->>>

The police need to come down to street level. ---->>>

Youth culture now really looks back and embraces the past, but keeps it contemporary but not sticking to one particular style. ---->>>

It's not my vision when I cover a woman's face with a chador. I got the idea from a 'National Geographic' photo. I'm just showing their plight in the world. ---->>>

Nicey nicey just doesn't do it for me. ---->>>

There is a hidden agenda in the fragility of romance. ---->>>

I can design a collection in a day and I always do, cause I've always got a load of Italians on my back, moaning that it's late.

I can design a collection in a day and I always do, cause I've always got a load of Italians on my back, moaning that it's late.

I want to empower women. ---->>>

There are only a handful of designers that influence other designers, and I have to keep one step ahead of the game. ---->>>

For people who know McQueen, there is always an underlying message. It's usually only the intellectual ones who understand what's going on in what I do. ---->>>

I am a melancholy type of person. ---->>>

I am married to work. ---->>>

I just want to be a wallflower. Nondescript. Just not anything. I don't want to see me. ---->>>

It's usually only the intellectual ones who understand what's going on in what I do. ---->>>

My relationships with producers or photographers - these are relationships that took years. ---->>>

Now I design what I want to wear, and it works that way.

Now I design what I want to wear, and it works that way.

There has to be a balance between your mental satisfaction and the financial needs of your company. ---->>>

You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don't need to do that any more. ---->>>

You find a lot of ideas from my shows in adverts now. I find it a compliment. ---->>>

Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive. I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there's no room for fault. But I don't expect to turn things around all by myself. I'm not a saint. ---->>>

I like the concept of dressing people. I used to not care whether people bought the clothes or not, but I kind of like it now. I wouldn't label that commercialism; it's more like I do this work because I want people to wear it. ---->>>

I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there's no room for fault. But I don't expect to turn things around all by myself. I'm not a saint. ---->>>

I have been skiing since I was in school, but I'm not great. I am never going to break an Olympic record, I just want to go down the hills, on red or blue runs, but not... black. ---->>>

I was never a big networker, but I was a spin doctor, all those shock shows, that's how I got my first backers. But fashion's a scary industry to be in, especially if you've not grown up with it. ---->>>

Clothes and jewellery should be startling, individual. When you see a woman in my clothes, you want to know more about them. To me, that is what distinguishes good designers from bad designers.

Clothes and jewellery should be startling, individual. When you see a woman in my clothes, you want to know more about them. To me, that is what distinguishes good designers from bad designers.

I always wanted to be a designer. I read books on fashion from the age of 12.

I always wanted to be a designer. I read books on fashion from the age of 12.

I'm mad in the front of my mind, but business-minded in the back. ---->>>

I'm interested in designing for posterity. ---->>>

I'm not big on women looking naive. ---->>>

I come from a different era and I design clothes for our era. I think of people I want to dress when I design.

I come from a different era and I design clothes for our era. I think of people I want to dress when I design.

I hate it when people romanticize Scotland. ---->>>

I think I should be a president. President of the United States. ---->>>

I was three years old when I started drawing. I did it all my life. ---->>>

I like the idea of infiltrating an area that is not really exposed to me or my work. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 03-17, 1969
Birthplace: Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom
Die: 02-11, 2010
Occupation: Designer
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Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003), as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003 (wikipedia)