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. In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish. I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom. Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes. 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.
Everything I do is a matter of heart, body and soul. I am like a freight train. Working on the details, twisting them and playing with them over the years, but always staying on the same track. Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they’re doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real. My shows are about the complete woman who swallows it all. It’s a question of survival. Attention to detail is of utmost importance when you want to look good.