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. I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom. I sometimes feel that a pattern is almost a fashion statement in itself. It’s sometimes said that I’m rebellious and I do things to push people’s buttons, but I just like the challenge. I sometimes feel that a pattern is almost a fashion statement in itself.
For me, art is about learning and about living with people. It’s alive. Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable. 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. It is important to be chic. I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass.