Actually I am very glad that people can buy Armani - even if it's a fake. I like the fact that I'm so popular around the world.
I was an observer. I liked to listen rather than openly express myself. This trait is something that I've retained over the years.
The difference between style and fashion is quality.
I've always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet.
I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.
You can think you've made it and yet the next day's press will always be waiting for you, the public will always ask more of you. In short, you can always do better!
There are always protests, whether you do something good or bad. Even if you do something beneficial, people say you do it because it's advertising.
Never in my wildest dreams did I entertain the idea that I would become a fashion designer.
I didn't have a happy childhood.
To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
Jeans represent democracy in fashion.
I love things that age well - things that don't date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.
There are so many things to take into account - your ambition, your ego, the press, the consumers. You can never be sure that you'll be on top of the pile again.
I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves - that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.