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English fashion designer, Birth: 17-3-1969, Death: 11-2-2010 Alexander McQueen Quotes
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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.
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The world needs fantasy, not reality. We have enough reality today
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Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.
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There is no better designer than nature
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People don't want to see clothes, they want to see something that fuels the imagination.
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I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.
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I use things that people want to hide in their heads. War, religion, sex; things we all think about, but don’t bring to the forefront. But I do and I force them to watch it
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If you're lucky enough to use something you see in a dream, it is purely original. It's not in the world - it's in your head. I think that is amazing.
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When I'm dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.
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There comes a time in your life when you focus solely on what you believe is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing.
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For me, what I do is an artistic expression which is channeled through me. Fashion is just the medium.
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Fashion is self confident and fearless.
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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.
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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.
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Style is not about the clothes, it's about the individual
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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.
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Birds in flight fascinate me. I admire eagles and falcons. I’m inspired by a feather but also its color, its graphics, its weightlessness and its engineering. It’s so elaborate. In fact I try and transpose the beauty of a bird to women.
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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.
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I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.
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Give me time and I'll give you a revolution.
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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.
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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.
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It's almost like putting armor on a woman. It's a very psychological way of dressing.
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There is no way back for me now, I'm going to take you on journeys you've never dreamed possible
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I oscillate between life and death, happiness and sadness, good and evil.
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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.
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I find beauty in melancholy.
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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.
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You can only go forward by making mistakes.
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If you're an open book, there's no allure.
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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.
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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.
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There's beauty in anger, and anger for me is a passion.
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I used flowers because they die. My mood was darkly romantic at the time.
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Beauty can come from the strangest of places, even the most disgusting of places.
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I like things to be modern and still have a bit of tradition
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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.
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Menswear is about subtlety. It's about good style and good taste.
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There is a hidden agenda in the fragility of romance.
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It needs to connect with the earth. Things that are processed and reprocessed lose their substance.
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I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists.
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When you see a woman wearing McQueen, there’s a certain hardness to the clothes that makes her look powerful. It kind of fends people off.
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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.
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Women should look like women. A piece of cardboard has no sexuality.
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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.
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It's the ugly things I notice more, because other people tend to ignore the ugly things.
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Clothes and jewellery should be startling, individual.
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There’s blood beneath every layer of skin.
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I think there has to be an underlying sexuality. There has to be a perverseness to the clothes. There is a hidden agenda in the fragility of romance. It's like a Story of O. I am not big on women looking naive. There has to be a sinister aspect, whether it's melancholy of sadomasochist. I think everyone has a deep sexuality, and sometimes it's good to use a little of it-and sometimes a lot of it-like a masquerade.
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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.
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