Don’t dress to kill, dress to survive. I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes, where a woman’s personality and sense of self are revealed. I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman. 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. If you cut a painter’s hands off, he’d still feel the urge to pick up a brush. Dressing is a way of life.
Instead of buying six things, one thing that you really like. Don’t keep buying just for the sake of it. 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. First I made a dress because I was pregnant and I wanted to be the most beautiful pregnant woman. Then I made a sweater because I wanted to have one that wasn’t like anyone else’s. 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. Dressing up. People just don’t do it anymore. We have to change that.
Elegance isn’t solely defined by what you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read. I think in the darkest moments, we need a break. It’s sometimes said that I’m rebellious and I do things to push people’s buttons, but I just like the challenge. My shows are about the complete woman who swallows it all. It’s a question of survival. Elegance isn’t solely defined by what you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read.