"I work with people I admire and respect. It's never because of who they are."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Alexander McQueen on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Alexander McQueen on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Alexander McQueen on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Alexander McQueen on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Alexander McQueen on Abraham Lincoln
"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."