COULD YOU HAVE DONE SOMETHING OTHER THAN FASHION?
I could have been a lawyer, fighting for causes. I was also passionate about photography, music and cinema. But my passion for fashion was stronger. In fashion, to a certain extent, I can live out some of the same urges, the urges to open up to others, to help people and to shift some of the boundaries in our societies.
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE FASHION?
I believe that each one of us experiences fashion in a different and unique way. In fact, that’s its appeal and its richness. For me fashion is an aesthetic. It’s primarily a story of pleasure, but of course it also has an obvious social dimension as well as a professional one. It is essential because it concerns each one of us. Everywhere in the world everybody has to dress and each person does it according to his culture and his sensibility. Today the price of clothing has become more affordable and everyone can express their desire for fashion. It’s a great thing.