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.
I knew that commercially, if I wanted to make it mainstream, I would have to be nonthreatening to Betty and Joe Beercan. And what I did was I came up with a recipe, which was one part Cher, two parts David Bowie, one part, you know, Diana Ross and two heaping spoonfuls of Dolly Parton.
I hate ready-made suits, button-down collars, and sports shirts. I don’t want to look like a bum. I get up in the morning, I put on a suit.
I don’t always dress nicely. Mostly I wear the same pair of Levi’s and hiking boots about five times a week. I like clothes, but only certain pieces, ones that all go together. I hate having to decide what I’m going to wear next. I like stuff that will look good without my having to […]
By starting out with what is beautiful, you can always revert to what is simple, practical and cheap; from a finely made dress, revert to ready-made, but the opposite is not true. That is why, when you go out into the streets, fashion dies its natural death.
I’ve never made a penny out of publicity. The couture business spent a fortune on maintaining publicity, which is more than nonsense, it’s an absurdity, since extravagance damages character.
Mullets, although trendy, are still terrible.
Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of visible LGBT people on TV. And I was VERY influenced by television. It formed my aesthetic and view on fashion and design – the clothes worn by Cher and Carol Burnett on their shows really stand out. Both designed by Bob Mackie, of course. When I was […]