You need ego but mine is not blinding.
I think it’s always difficult to reconcile the needs of art and business.
I translated Beatles songs for my English class.
I’d experienced the ’40s and ’50s by looking at my grandparents’ old clothes, books, and magazines.
The exchange by e-mail is more intimate than conversation – you allow yourself to say things you otherwise wouldn’t.
If I was a fashion designer just following trends or designing for celebrities, I would not be fulfilled.
In Italy, the Milanese are well organized but follow bourgeois taste. They adhere to certain codes of elegance, but not to individualism.
The notion of time bothers me. You look at thirty-year-old photographs and realize how the time has passed.
The idea of seeing everybody clad the same is not really my cup of tea.
Perhaps I shouldn’t have been influenced by the idea that my name could be spread across the entire world.
Italy is a divided country without a center.
French design hardly exists, except as artificial modernism.
For me, I am still very happy to be able to do stage design as it’s an opportunity to express the extreme.
Since I was a child I’ve loved going to the opera, theatre and ballet.
Fashion needs to be worn.