During quarantine, fashion was a place of escape for me. My kids and I came up with Fashion Fridays. Every Friday, we would dress up in my clothes or make clothes together and take each other’s pictures.
Costumes were nothing that I ever worried much about, but I see that the rabid fans are tremendously interested in the attire of their superheroes.
In the 1930s there was this tendency in Hollywood to portray everyone as rich. Even if they were doing a poor man’s dance, they were all so nicely clothed, gowned, coiffured. That’s why I decided to wear white socks, loafers, T-shirts, and blue jeans.
The earlier years of my business were so reflective of my youth, my life and New York.
I’ve always had the ambition to be a lifestyle brand. When I think of the American lifestyle brands I’ve always looked up to, Ralph and Calvin, I know it’s never going to be the same as them. But I get excited by the opportunities presented by what’s never been done before. And there’s never been […]
The roots of my fashion are very classic. People judge me avant-garde, people judge me rock and roll, and I am smiling. I am the most classically influenced of the Italian designers.
I’m not a material person. I wear cheap shoes and jeans. I don’t really spend money. All I really want are my cameras and my computer stuff and my watches and that’s about it.
Fashion to me is kind of flipping yourself inside out. It’s like wearing your heart, wearing your guts, wearing your values, wearing your identity, wearing your pain, wearing your joy.
Having a power watch is about a quiet sense of strength. It makes a statement that says you’re successful.
You’re born naked and the rest is drag.