For me, the summer will be pure gray - mother-of-pearl gray, very pale gray. To me, this is the big statement for summer. Then we have light blue, light turquoise, lots of pink. Don't dress to kill, dress to survive. I get ideas about what's essential when packing my suitcase. Elegance isn't solely defined by what you wear. It's how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read. All I did my first year at Vogue was Xerox.
Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them. I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom. I believe in comfort. If you don't feel comfortable in your clothes, it's hard to think of anything else. I like the things around me to be beautiful and slightly dreamy, with a feeling of worldliness. Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something.
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. I couldn't love a woman who inspired me to be totally disinterested. If I fell in love with a woman for an artistic reason, or from the point of view of my work, I think it would rob her of something. Dressing is a way of life. Fashion should be fun. It shouldn't be labelled intellectual. I didn't want to be a fashion designer, and for a good half of my career I didn't like it. I always wanted to do other things.