If you cut a painter’s hands off, he’d still feel the urge to pick up a brush. Fashion is a very stressful place to work because of the demands of doing the shows – no one expects a writer to produce two books a year on the dot – but it’s also a very toxic place to work. I like things simple. Online media is increasingly influential in fashion. Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.
I think in the darkest moments, we need a break. Jeans represent democracy in fashion. I love my beauty. It’s not my fault. I truly believe that philanthropy and commerce can work together. I think I’d go mad if I didn’t have a place to escape to.
Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something. Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion. Those fashion designers are just crazy; but aren’t we all?