Alexander McQueen talks about his death obsession
Here's a fascinating interview with the late designer Alexander McQueen about the unfortunate elitism of fashion, and the way that fashion has become part of celebrity culture as a form of entertainment and fantasy, which we all need in these times.
"I don't think it makes sense to play safe in these times. The world needs fantasy, not reality. We have enough reality today," he says.
He also discusses his alleged obsession with death.
"I think it's important to look at death, if it comes under the word 'macabre,' because it's part of life....I don't think it's a bad thing. I think it's a sad thing, a melancholy thing, but a very romantic thing because it means the end of a cycle. Everything comes to an end. The cycle of life is a positive thing because it makes room for other things."
Hope all his fashion fans can find solace in his words.
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