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65+ Best Alexander McQueen Quotes About Fashion And Style

Alexander McQueen's label 'Alexander McQueen' was founded in 1992.

Alexander "Lee" McQueen was a famous British couturier and fashion designer with a net worth estimated to be over $30 million.

For five years, Alexander McQueen was Givenchy's chief designer. In 1992, he founded his own fashion label 'Alexander McQueen'. Sarah Burton is the current Creative Director of this fashion label.

Alexander McQueen, one of the most famous fashion designers, was famous for his extravagant clothes and groundbreaking ramp walk shows. In 1992, he launched the famous 'bumster trousers', which are trousers which were cut much lower than the usual style. This earned him additional fame in the media. Shortly after the passing of his mother, he tragically ended his own life at the age of 40. His business is now run by Sarah Jane Burton OBE. Of all the quotes about Alexander McQueen, this one by Lady Gaga after his sad passing gets us teary-eyed. She said, "My weird brand of art pop manic expression of my emotions was the part of me he knew he taught me. I will be grateful long after I pass and join him wherever it is they put souls like us."

Get ready for these famous Alexander McQueen quotes about fashion and style that we have compiled for you. If you're looking out for famous fashion designers quotes, make sure to also check out these Christian Dior quotes and Anna Wintour quotes.

Alexander McQueen Quotes About Style

Read on to learn what Alexander McQueen's views were about style.

1. "Style is not about the clothes, it's about the individual."

-Alexander McQueen.

2. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

3. "Clothes and jewelry should be startling, individual."

-Alexander McQueen.

4. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

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

-Alexander McQueen.

6. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

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

-Alexander McQueen.

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

-Alexander McQueen.

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

-Alexander McQueen.

Alexander McQueen Quotes About Beauty

(Alexander McQueen was known for his groundbreaking ramp walk shows.

From someone who had distinct views on the topic, here are the best beauty quotes by Alexander McQueen.

10. "I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."

-Alexander McQueen.

11. "I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists."

-Alexander McQueen.

12. "Beauty can come from the strangest of places, even the most disgusting of places."

-Alexander McQueen.

Alexander McQueen Quotes On Fashion

Alexander McQueen was very vocal about his perception of fashion. Alexander McQueen fashion quotes are the most popular of all Alexander McQueen quotes. we hope you enjoy these quotations on fashion from Alexander McQueen.

13. "Fashion should be a form of escapism and not a form of imprisonment."

-Alexander McQueen.

14. "It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together."

-Alexander McQueen.

15. "There is no better designer than nature."

-Alexander McQueen.

16. "It's a new era in fashion- there are no rules."

-Alexander McQueen.

17. "For me, what I do is an artistic expression which is channeled through me. Fashion is just the medium."

-Alexander McQueen.

18. "Fashion is self-confident and fearless."

-Alexander McQueen.

19. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

20. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

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

-Alexander McQueen.

22. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

23. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

24. "Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive."

-Alexander McQueen.

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

-Alexander McQueen.

26. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

27. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

28. "The world needs fantasy, not reality. We have enough reality today."

-Alexander McQueen.

29. "People don't want to see clothes, they want to see something that fuels the imagination."

-Alexander McQueen.

30. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

31. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

32. "They’re not going to want to buy a cashmere coat they can wear any season, they are looking for something more individual than that, and from a more individual designer."

-Alexander McQueen.

33. "Fashion is about fantasy as well as being commercial. We don’t all want to dress like soldiers in the same uniform. There is a viewpoint that people should play safe because they can’t afford to frighten their customer but, in fact, the opposite is true."

-Alexander McQueen.

34. "The explosion of museum exhibitions is only a mirror image of what has happened to fashion itself this millennium."

-Alexander McQueen.

35. "With the force of technology, instant images, and global participation, fashion has developed from being a passion for a few to a fascination - and an entertainment - for everybody."

-Alexander McQueen.

36. "You take inspiration from the street, with the trousers so low. You don't need to go to India, you can find it in places like Bethnal Green or down Brick Lane. It's everywhere."

-Alexander McQueen.

Inspirational Quotes About Women

Alexander McQueen's styles were state-of-the-art and unconventional.

Alexander McQueen was clear that he wanted to empower women and he opposed misogyny in many of these Alexander McQueen quotes.

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

-Alexander McQueen.

38. "I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naïve… I want women to look stronger… I don’t like women to be taken advantage of… "

-Alexander McQueen.

39. "I know what misogyny is."

-Alexander McQueen.

40. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

41. "Women should look like women."

-Alexander McQueen.

Inspirational Quotes For All

Alexander McQueen's quotes motivated men and women alike. These Alexander McQueen quotes are truly inspirational.

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

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

-Alexander McQueen.

44. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

45. "Fame should be left to the film stars."

-Alexander McQueen.

46. "I am married to work."

-Alexander McQueen.

47. "I came to terms with not fitting in a long time ago. I never really fit in. I don’t want to fit in. And now people are buying into that."

-Alexander McQueen.

48. "I'm not interested in being liked."

-Alexander McQueen.

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

-Alexander McQueen.

50. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

51. "You never move forward if you want to play it safe."

-Alexander McQueen.

52. "There comes a time in your life when you have to focus solely on what you believe is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing."

Alexander McQueen Quotes That Get You Thinking

Alexander McQueen always said a few things that really got people thinking. Which of these Alexander McQueen quotes is your favorite.

53. "There’s blood beneath every layer of skin."

-Alexander McQueen.

54. "I used flowers because they die. My mood was darkly romantic at the time."

-Alexander McQueen.

55. "I am a melancholy type of person."

-Alexander McQueen.

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

-Alexander McQueen.

Quotes About His Fashion Career

Alexander McQueen's fashion career was a mix of controversial, over-the-top and extraordinary. FInd out more about it from these Alexander McQueen fashion quotes.

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

-Alexander McQueen.

58. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

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

-Alexander McQueen.

60. "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."

-Alexander McQueen.

61. "Now I design what I want to wear, and it works that way."

-Alexander McQueen.

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

-Alexander McQueen.

63. "I don’t like being surrounded by people who always say yes. I think that creativity grows out from conflict."

-Alexander McQueen.

64. "It’s not the designer’s job to care about what people think. Whatever else I’ve done, I’ve never tried to be something that I’m not."

-Alexander McQueen.

65. "Having money hasn’t changed me. If anything it’s made my life worse. People come up to you who knew you before you were famous and who didn’t come up to you before."

-Alexander McQueen.

66. "I’m a clever designer. I can do what the client wants. But I’m prepared to forget about money if it affects my creativity because, remember, I started off with nothing. And I can do that again."

-Alexander McQueen.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully curated lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone at home to enjoy, there is so much to read! If you liked reading through the 65+ best Alexander McQueen quotes about fashion and style and are excited to read through more fashion and style inspired quotes, then why not have a look at our harry styles quotes, You Can Do Anything quotes or You Got This quotes for some inspiration?

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