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Born: 1969-03-17
Profession: Designer
Nation: English
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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.

Tags: Forward, Keep, Yourself

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.

Tags: Getting, Perfect, Time

I am a melancholy type of person.

Tags: Melancholy, Type

I am married to work.

Tags: Married, Work

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.

Tags: Cause, Design, Late

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

Tags: Clothes, Design, Dress

I feel more Scottish than Norman.

Tags: Scottish

I hate it when people romanticize Scotland.

Tags: Hate, Scotland

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

Tags: Area, Idea, Work

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

Tags: President, United

I want to empower women.

Tags: Empower, Women

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

Tags: Afraid, Dress, Women

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

Tags: Life, Old, Three

I'm interested in designing for posterity.

Tags: Designing, Interested, Posterity

I'm not big on women looking naive.

Tags: Big, Looking, Women

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

Tags: Understand

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

Tags: Producers, Took

Nicey nicey just doesn't do it for me.

Tags: Design, Wear, Works

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

Tags: Aiming, Domination

The police need to come down to street level.

Tags: Level, Police, Street

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

Tags: Game, Keep, Step

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

Tags: Balance, Between, Financial

There is a hidden agenda in the fragility of romance.

Tags: Agenda, Hidden, Romance

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

Tags: Dead, Gone, Started

You can get insular with fashion.

Tags: Fashion, Insular

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

Tags: Behind, Hide
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You find a lot of ideas from my shows in adverts now. I find it a compliment.

Tags: Compliment, Ideas, Shows

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

Tags: Culture, Past, Youth

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.

Tags: Fashion, Ideas, Self

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.

Tags: Bad, Good, Woman

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.

Tags: Message, Underlying, Understand

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.

Tags: Expect, Face, Turn

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.

Tags: Business, Personal, Sadness

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.

Tags: Expect, Face, Turn

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.

Tags: Black, Great, School

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.

Tags: Care, Used, Work

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.

Tags: Big, Doctor, Fashion

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.

Tags: Forward, Human, Mistakes

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

Tags: Fashion, Idea, Modern

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

Tags: Give, Revolution, Time

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

Tags: Escapism, Fashion

You can only go forward by making mistakes.

Tags: Forward, Making, Mistakes

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

Tags: Music, Rap, Words

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

Tags: Good, Style, Taste

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.

Tags: Buying, Fit, Time

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

Tags: Focused, Mind, Work

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

Tags: Bad, Good, Times

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

Tags: Good, Makes, Today

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.

Tags: Book, Night, Woman

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.

Tags: Fashion, Personal, Together

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

Tags: Good, Personal, Proud

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

Tags: Ideal, Real, Sting

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.

Tags: Idea, Vision, Woman

Fame should be left to the film stars.

Tags: Film, Left, Stars

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

Tags: Age, Fashion, Wanted

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

Tags: Celebrity, Sucked

I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists.

Tags: Artists, Beauty, Grotesque

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

Tags: Afraid, Dress, Women

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

Tags: Admire, Respect, Work

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

Tags: Front, Mad, Mind

I'm not interested in being liked.

Tags: Interested, 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.

Tags: Big, Fashion, Problem