When people ask, Do you like children? I always say, I like some children, yes. Some children I don't like.
You listen to Handel operas, right? And there are a thousand of them, right? And they all sound alike. If I look back on my work, maybe it's the same thing.
I'm not trying to be the next Joan Rivers.
The more relaxed you can get, the better you'll do.
I have a lot of obligations.
When someone says you can't do what you know you can do, then you can't do anything.
That's one thing about fashion that you really shouldn't be-you can't be melancholy in fashion because people don't respond to it.
All I want are high heels, high heels. If I was a girl, I'd wear a lot of high heels. High, stiletto heels.
Either it works or it doesn't.
The last thing I want to become is one of those talking heads where everything is satiny smooth and you know what the next question is going to be.
What you do, you don't think of as a product.
People say it's really the press who create those soundbites about fashion. That's what sells magazines and clothes.
Mick Jagger, his face was very new. It became a sex symbol.
You know who a role model for me is? George Ballanchine.
Just when I think I hate fashion, I hate clothes, I'm seized by this crazy thing that I have to do. I have this little studio now where I just draw. I can be in the room for three days and not even look up.
I don't like people to feel completely described by the clothes they wear of mine. I want them to feel that they're describing themselves.
Everyone asks, Will he make it, will she make it? You never make it.
Sometimes I'm really dressed up, and it really turns me on.
Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn where we ate Syrian food and went to temple, it was still America.
You know what makes me teary? Goya. Goya makes me cry.
If I just do it, it will take less time than telling someone what I'm thinking, and have them free associate, and then come back to me and I'll hate it and I'll have to redo it.
You don't necessarily live for the moment; you live for hope-what you're going to get, what you're going to say, what you're going to think.
The reason people like to watch ball games is because they don't really know exactly what's going to happen from moment to moment. That's why you watch the entire thing.
If you try to have a fashion show with Bach fugues and John Coltrane, it doesn't really work.
I'd love to talk to Angelina Jolie. On my show I would love her because she's a mysterious, mysterious figure.