The pink sheep of the family
If you ask any lady they want to be taller, they want to be slimmer, you know, and they want a waist. I'm not here to make people look like a sack of potatoes.
I kind of like it the way it is right now, ... 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.
I have so much respect for him, and I don't even think he will mind.
What we do have in London is a fantastic pool of talent coming through the colleges. We are the fashion world's incubator.
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.
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 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 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 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 never look at other people's work. My mind has to be completely focused on my own illusions.
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.
I work with people I admire and respect. It's never because of who they are.