I don't want to be too proud, but I have a good personal style.
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.
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.
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.
You can only go forward by making mistakes.
It's good to know where you come from. It makes you what you are today. It's DNA, it's in your blood.
Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.
Sting's my ideal man, because he's a real man.
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 want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.
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.
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.
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.
There is a hidden agenda in the fragility of romance.
When I'm dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.
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.
Menswear is about subtlety. It's about good style and good taste.
Youth culture now really looks back and embraces the past, but keeps it contemporary but not sticking to one particular style.
You can get insular with fashion.
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.
I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists.
Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive. 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.
Really, what I'm aiming for is world domination!