04/25/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Alexander McQueen's Last Interview: I'm Happiest When I'm At Home With My Dogs

Matches Boutique sat down with Alexander McQueen six days before he died to talk about London and fashion. Grazia Daily posted some excerpts from the conversation and the full version will appear in Matches' Spring/Summer 2010 magazine.

If he had an hour of free time in London: "I'd head to the Natural History Museum!"

On when he is happiest: "When I'm just at home with my dogs."

On showing in Paris instead of London: "I love the heritage of the design houses and the fact that not just anyone can put on a show."

On growing up in fashion: "There has to be a balance between your mental satisfaction and the financial needs of your company. [But] I always remember that it's the fantasy, the artistic side, that makes customers want to buy the straightforward black pants."