I am not nostalgic for the past.
The world needs some excitement from fashion.
There are days when I'm completely depressed and able to do only one drawing.
But the Milanese have made bad choices, bad fashion, and bad jewelry.
If you look back at the history of creativity in clothes - the French Revolution, the First World War and the Second World War - they have all been creative reinventions, the moment new forms of luxury come into play.
I am always anxious to know what has happened while I've been asleep.
We all look for lost time.
Fashion needs to be worn.
The idea of seeing everybody clad the same is not really my cup of tea.
If I was a fashion designer just following trends or designing for celebrities, I would not be fulfilled.
I am still in love with couture because it is just two months from drawing pad to runway so everything on the catwalk is hot from the oven.
I look for friends who make me laugh.
I never loved the world around me as it was.
There's always some kind of hidden logic.
They say that the best furniture and clothing design from the '50s and '60s is Scandinavian or Milanese.
Very skinny women don't look beautiful in clothes.
Going out in Paris was like going out in the '30s dressed like the Andrews Sisters. It was everything I'd seen in books at my grandparents' house, only it was our generation.
People want to be in their own fashion tribes, so they want to wear the same clothes to be connected to everyone else in that tribe. But they want to be different from other tribes.
For me, I am still very happy to be able to do stage design as it's an opportunity to express the extreme.
French design hardly exists, except as artificial modernism.