Alexander McQueen is the most influential designers of our generation. His work changed the way we view and experience fashion entirely. He combined fashion with expression of race, emotion, sexuality, religion and more for the first time. For McQueen, fashion was about expression of self and perceptions.
Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment. –Alexander McQueen
He is known for recognizing the beauty in sadness and expressing that feeling through his work.
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.– McQueen
I treated Givenchy badly. It was just money to me. But there was nothing I could do: the only way it would have worked would have been if they had allowed me to change the whole concept of the house, to give it a new identity, and they never wanted me to do that. –McQueen, biography.com
Give me time and I will give you a revolution.– McQueen.
Sadly, the designer shared his life with the world for only 41 short years. Though he lost his life to suicide, his work and influence will reign over fashion forever.