"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."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Alexander McQueen on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Alexander McQueen on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Alexander McQueen on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Alexander McQueen on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Alexander McQueen on Erma Bombeck
"I always wanted to be a designer. I read books on fashion from the age of 12."
"I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists."
"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."
"I come from a different era and I design clothes for our era. I think of people I want to dress when I design."
"Now I design what I want to wear, and it works that way."