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Alexander McQueen quotes

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

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.

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

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

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

You can only go forward by making mistakes.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Fame should be left to the film stars.

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

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