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By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

Fame should be left to the film stars.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

There’s blood beneath every layer of skin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I'm prepared to forget about money if it affects my creativity because, remember, I started off with nothing. And I can do that again.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

When we put the antlers on the model and then draped over it the lace embroidery that we had made, we had to poke them through a £2,000 piece of work. But then it worked because it looks like she's rammed the piece of lace with her antlers. There's always spontaneity. You've got to allow for that in my shows.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

Animals fascinate me because you can find a force, an energy, a fear that also exists in sex.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naïve… I want woman to look stronger… I don’t like women to be taken advantage of… I don’t like men whistling at women in the street. I think they deserve more respect. I like men to keep their distance from women, I like men to be stunned by an entrance. I’ve seen a woman get nearly beaten to death by her husband. I know what misogyny is… I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

Fashions fade, style is eternal. - Yves Saint-LaurentThe most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you've got to have a good spirit on the inside. That's what's really going to make you look like you're ready to rock the world. - Alicia KeysIt'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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I am constantly trying to reflect the way women are treated. It's hard to interpret that in clothes or in a show but there's always an underlying, sinister side to women's sexuality in my work because of the way I have seen women treated in my life. Where I come from, a woman met a man, had babies, moved to Dagenham, two up two down, made the dinner, went to bed. That was my image of women and I didn't want that. I wanted to get that out of my head.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

Women should look like women. A piece of cardboard has no sexuality.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

It is important to look at death because it is a part of life. It is a sad thing, melancholy but romantic at the same time. It is the end of a cycle - everything has to end. The cycle of life is positive because it gives room for new things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I'm the pink sheep in the family.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I don’t want to do a cocktail party. I’d rather people left my shows and vomited.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

People find my things sometimes aggressive.  But I don't see it as aggressive.  I see it as romantic, dealing with a dark side of personality.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

You've got to know the rules to break them. That's what I'm here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

It's the ugly things I notice more, because other people tend to ignore the ugly things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I am a melancholy type of person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

There is no better designer than nature

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

Life to me is a bit of a (Brothers) Grimm fairy tale.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

Having money hasn't changed me. If anything it's made my life worse. People come up to you who knew you before you were famous and who didn't come up to you before. I'm a clever designer. I can do what the client wants. But I'm prepared to forget about money if it affects my creativity because, remember, I started off with nothing. And I can do that again.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I find beauty in melancholy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

There has to be a balance between your mental satisfaction and the financial needs of your company. (But) I always remember that it's the fantasy, the artistic side, that makes customers want to buy the straightforward black pants.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting, so that when I am dead and gone people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I oscillate between life and death, happiness and sadness, good and evil.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

People don't want to see clothes, they want to see something that fuels the imagination.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I spent a long time learning how to construct clothes, which is important to do before you can deconstruct them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I believe in that one-on-one sell. I don't really believe in flooding the market with loads of goods that don't mean much, and you lose your identity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

There comes a time in your life when you focus solely on what you believe is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

I am an avid follower of the news, and sometimes you just can't take any more war, any more disasters, and you want to remind yourself there's beauty in the world. I wanted to show a more poetic side to my work. It was all about... a feeling of sadness, but in a cinematic kind of way. I find beauty in melancholy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Mcqueen

The reason I'm patriotic about Scotland is because I think it's been dealt a really hard hand. It's marketed the world over as . . . haggis . . . bagpipes. But no one ever puts anything back into it.