I don't like to surround myself with 'yes' people. I am a great believer in the fact that creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
I use things that people want to hide in their heads. War, religion, sex: things we all think about but don't bring to the forefront. But I do and I force them to watch it.
I've survived quite a few generations. That's because I never lost my enthusiasm. I wake up every morning like on Christmas Day, waiting for the gifts.
My work is about pushing the boundaries of creation.
I like to think that I brought a certain hedonism back to fashion.
I want to re-introduce fragility and emotion to fashion, my way.
Good fashion for me is like rock 'n' roll - there's always a little rebellion in it.
Beauty is an ambiguous mix between life and death.
I'm inspired by the inner complexity of a woman. About the struggle she has with ambiguous feelings. About the attraction and rejection of those feelings, looking for harmony between them.
Clothing should not make a person but enhance one.
Richard Bengtsson&Edward Pavlick
I've tried to find a new elegance. It's not easy because people want to be shocked. They want explosive fashion. But explosions don't last, they disappear immediately and leave nothing but ashes.
My philosophy is evolution, not revolution.
A woman's not going to buy a little skirt for a lot of money if it's not for seduction. What else are clothes made for?
If a shoe is beautiful and it doesn't fit the foot, it's not a quality shoe. It must fit the foot and the eye.
The only consistency in fashion is change.
You have a much better life if you wear impressive clothes.
Le donne sciocche seguono la moda, le pretenziose l'esagerano; ma le donne di buon gusto vengono a patti con essa.
Émilie du Châtelet
Non so se Carla Bruni sia la più disinvolta delle premières dames o la più importante delle veline.