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.
Dressing up. People just don’t do it anymore. We have to change that. I love to design things that people can actually buy. I’m staggered by what a boot costs today. Elegance isn’t solely defined by what you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body. Fashion should be fun. It shouldn’t be labelled intellectual.