"I am not just making a dress, I am writing a story. While the dress is important, it’s just one part of the story. I write through my clothes with a theme that connects everything that I do. The story starts with a girl. Who is she? What is she doing? In my mind, I create a world around the girl."
"To design without fashion in mind, to design something legendary that has a sense of timelessness, a foreverness that still excites us, is what I aspire to do."
"Fashion is about change. It’s about aspiration. It’s about what’s going on in the world. It’s a blend of many things that are happening, coming from many different directions- uptown and downtown."
"Over the years I have created collections inspired by heroines- from the artistic bohemian to the cowgirl to the glamorous aviator. They are all moods of the same woman enjoying her life and all the roles she can play from year to year, from season to season, from day to night."
"What I do is about living. It’s about living the best life you can and enjoying the fullness of the life around you- from what you wear, to the way you live, to the way you love."
"Personal style is about having a sense of yourself and of what you believe in, which is basically self confidence. When you have that confidence you can wear whatever you want and project something personal about who you are and how you feel. Dressing, then, can be an adventure. You dress for the role you’re playing on a particular day.”