I didn’t like the ’80s at all; it was a vulgar moment of fashion. I don’t try to be in fashion; I don’t try to follow trends. You just end up out of fashion that way. Today, I’m very happy about myself, because I realized my dreams. I learned how to understand what people want. I feel that things happen for a reason and open up new opportunities. I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.
Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something. I would like to be a one-man multinational fashion phenomenon. Nostalgia is a very complicated subject for me. I’m attracted by nostalgia but I refuse it intellectually. Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something. Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
I design from instinct. It’s the only way!
What feels good. What feels right. What is needed. Give me a problem and I will approach it creatively, from my gut. Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. Money doesn’t buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant.
I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes, the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful to me and given me so much joy. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement.
I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness. Don’t dress to kill, dress to survive.