Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk. Delete the negative; accentuate the positive! My job is to bring out in people what they wouldn’t dare do themselves. I’m used to always deciding everything myself. It’s a blessing, but also a terrible defect. I am especially grateful that I have been able to keep my own style over the decades, in spite of the many changes that have taken place in the world of fashion and in its business.
Those fashion designers are just crazy; but aren’t we all? The difference between style and fashion is quality. I am always locked in my design studio. I didn’t like the ’80s at all; it was a vulgar moment of fashion. I think in the darkest moments, we need a break.
Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections. First I made a dress because I was pregnant and I wanted to be the most beautiful pregnant woman. Then I made a sweater because I wanted to have one that wasn’t like anyone else’s. Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable. I always thought what you wore underneath was as important as what you wear on top. Fashion fosters cliches of beauty, but I want to tear them apart.