You have to always work against what you did before

I love things that age well – things that don’t date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best. I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going – I have no post-satisfaction. Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. I like things simple. Fashion never stops. There is always the new project, the new opportunity.

I want people to be afraid of the women I dress. I am always locked in my design studio. You have to always work against what you did before, and even against your taste. Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something. I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom.

I would like the people that buy my clothes to understand that for me it’s one small piece of art. An evening dress that reveals a woman’s ankles while walking is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. I remember walking the dog one day, I saw a car full of teenage girls, and one of them rolled down the window and yelled, ‘Marc Jacobs!’ in a French accent. Delete the negative; accentuate the positive! You can hide so much behind theatrics, and I don’t need to do that any more.

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