"I was terrified. There were very few teeth, I remember, and quite a significant beer belly. [The teeth] bespoke street fights. It took hours to get there, and it was his auntie’s welfare apartment. And he had some mannequins in the front room, and this really terrifying creature greeted me, and he was inarticulate and abrasive and just absolutely brilliant. You could just see there was just a raw talent. And you could tell he was frustrated because he felt that he wasn’t ready to be showing me things."
- Vogue's Hamish Bowles on the first time he met Alexander McQueen.