In his childhood Alexander saw his older sister’s rape. He had realized very young that he was a gay. His generation was frightened of AIDS: sex and death they saw in the same bed. All this impressed him too much. McQueen was inspired by the things, that most of us try to avoid: evil, rape, death, victims, tragical moments of Scotland’s history. His master’s-degree collection entitled «Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims» (1992). And it was only the beginning…
There is no better designer then nature.
It is important to look at death because it is a part of life. It is a sad thing, melancholy but romantic at the same time. It is the end of a cycle – everything has to end. The cycle of life is positive because it gives room for new things.
When I’m dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.
Myroslav Melnyk )