We must never confuse elegance with snobbery. Being one step ahead of a fashion trend is not so important to me. What matters is to always forge ahead. A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes. I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.
It’s useless to send models out on the runway to cry. Men don’t want another man to look at their woman because they don’t know how to handle it. Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk. I don’t like trends. They tend to make everybody look the same.
I like the irony in my work. Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the
grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous. My dresses are very reasonably priced, for dresses that are cut on the body. Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they’re doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real. Fashion can be this mysterious thing that you can’t explain.
Women are women, and hurray for that. Delete the negative; accentuate the positive! I couldn’t love a woman who inspired me to be totally disinterested. If I fell in love with a woman for an artistic reason, or from the point of view of my work, I think it would rob her of something. My learning process is by eye alone; it’s not at all scientific. Fashion moves so quickly that, unless you have a strong point of view, you can lose integrity.