If you cut a painter's hands off, he'd still feel the urge to pick up a brush. I sometimes feel that a pattern is almost a fashion statement in itself. It is not easy to dress well. What I hate is nasty, ugly people. Today, I'm very happy about myself, because I realized my dreams. I learned how to understand what people want.
You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don't need to do that any more. All I did my first year at Vogue was Xerox. Success isn't about the end result, it's about what you learn along the way. Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something. Today, I'm very happy about myself, because I realized my dreams. I learned how to understand what people want.
Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind. I am like a freight train. Working on the details, twisting them and playing with them over the years, but always staying on the same track. Those fashion designers are just crazy; but aren't we all? I want people to be afraid of the women I dress. Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.