Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous. I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast… We have to change. 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. Attitude is everything. Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound.
A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes. You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more. Luxury will be always around, no matter what happens in the world. Never in my wildest dreams did I entertain the idea that I would become a fashion designer. I am convinced that you don’t need to spend a fortune to look like a million.
It’s really easy to get colors right. It’s really hard to get black – and neutrals – right. Black is certainly a color but it’s also an illusion. An evening dress that reveals a woman’s ankles while walking is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. I have my permanent muses and my muses of the moment. Clothes can transform your mood and confidence. 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.