We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny. Fashion never stops. There is always the new project, the new opportunity. War taught me that not everything is glamorous. You have to always work against what you did before, and even against your taste. I can design a collection in a day and I always do, cause I’ve always got a load of Italians on my back, moaning that it’s late.
I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. If you cut a painter’s hands off, he’d still feel the urge to pick up a brush. You can only go forward by making mistakes. Men don’t want another man to look at their woman because they don’t know how to handle it. It’s useless to send models out on the runway to cry.
You have to stay true to your heritage; that’s what your brand is about. I truly believe that philanthropy and commerce can work together. I would like the people that buy my clothes to understand that for me it’s one small piece of art. 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. You have to always work against what you did before, and even against your taste.
Brides today are increasingly sensitive to the tastes, feelings and finances of their attendants. We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement. I love a black wedding dress. I don’t care about money. I really don’t care. I just want to do what I do. I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes.
Fashion fades, only style remains the same. Fashion is to please your eye. Shapes and proportions are for your intellect. Fashion fades, only style remains the same. Delete the negative; accentuate the positive! I’m an accomplice to helping women get what they want.