About 5th Avenue

I disagreed, because clothes that are inside out are as beautiful as a cathedral.

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have taken possession of their future. I love my beauty. It’s not my fault. Design is a constant challengeto balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable. I have my permanent muses and my muses of the moment. You’re only as good as your last collection, which is an enormous pressure.

Age and size are only numbers. It’s the attitude you bring to clothes that make the difference. The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward. I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes. Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them. I can design a collection in a day and I always do, cause I’ve always got a load of Italians on my back, moaning that it’s late. Fashion is to please your eye. Shapes and proportions are for your intellect. Being one step ahead of a fashion trend is not so important to me. What matters is to always forge ahead. Every day I’m thinking about change. Nostalgia is a very complicated subject for me. I’m attracted by nostalgia but I refuse it intellectually. The market is like a language, and you have to be able to understand what they’re saying.

I believe in comfort. If you don’t feel comfortable in your clothes, it’s hard to think of anything else. Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it. Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it. You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement.