There are two kinds of designers: ones who are very happy locked in their office surrounded by their coterie. The last thing they need to do is to go to a trunk show they’d go running for the hills. I not only enjoy it I think how do you design things that are applicable to life – unless you live it?
North Americans as a whole need to embrace having clothes altered to their body. I hear it all the time: why do the Europeans always look so good? They have a relationship with their tailor and spend the time and money to make their clothes look their best.
My mom was a model. She had me at 20 so she was a young mother.
My legacy would be that you don’t have to give up anything. You can be chic but have a sense of humor you can be sexy but comfortable you can be timeless but fresh.
Because of what’s going on with the economy I think women are realizing that maybe they don’t need a closet full of clothes. They just need the right clothes.