Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it. It is important to be chic. Today, I’m very happy about myself, because I realized my dreams. I learned how to understand what people want. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes. I never like to think that I design for a particular person. I design for the woman I wanted to be, the woman I used to be, and – to some degree – the woman I’m still a little piece of.
We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction. I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern, very now – no one wears head-to-toe designer anymore. 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.
I love my beauty. It's not my fault. I think it's an old fashioned notion that fashion needs to be exclusive to be fashionable. I never like to think that I design for a particular person. I design for the woman I wanted to be, the woman I used to be, and – to some degree – the woman I'm still a little piece of. 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. I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity.