I do not have one theme for each season, I just try to make beautiful clothes all year round. 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 remember walking the dog one day, I saw a car full of teenage girls, and one of them rolled down the window and yelled, ‘Marc Jacobs!’ in a French accent. My dresses are very reasonably priced, for dresses that are cut on the body. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement.
Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes. 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. Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. 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. Men don’t want another man to look at their woman because they don’t know how to handle it.
You’re only as good as your last collection, which is an enormous pressure. My shows are about the complete woman who swallows it all. It’s a question of survival. Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes. Women are more sure of themselves today. They don’t have to emulate the way men dress. It’s hard to balance everything. It’s always challenging.