Alexander McQueen — English Designer born on March 17, 1969, died on February 11, 2010

Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards , as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003. McQueen committed suicide in 2010 at the age of forty... (wikipedia)

I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.
I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists.
I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern, very now - no one wears head-to-toe designer anymore.
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.
There are only a handful of designers that influence other designers, and I have to keep one step ahead of the game.