I think God is the most fantastic designer. It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion. I am like a freight train. Working on the details, twisting them and playing with them over the years, but always staying on the same track. Jeans represent democracy in fashion. Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.
Fashions fade, style is eternal. Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. I love things that age well – things that don’t date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best. There are always protests, whether you do something good or bad. Even if you do something beneficial, people say you do it because it’s advertising. I’ve treated the waistcoat as if it were a corset, so that it becomes the first layer in the process of putting clothes on the body. There is constant motion between layering and revealing.
Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind. Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body. I love you if you love me. Fashion fades, only style remains the same.