Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk. Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous. Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. I still appreciate individuality. Style is much more interesting than fashion, really. I design from instinct. It's the only way I know how to live. What feels good. What feels right. What is needed. Give me a problem and I will approach it creatively, from my gut. I get ideas about what's essential when packing my suitcase. It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion. My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor. I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes. I'd like to believe that the women who wear my clothes are not dressing for other people, that they're wearing what they like and what suits them. It's not a status thing. Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections. Doing collections, doing fashion is like a non-stop dialogue. Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections. Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it. Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them. I have my permanent muses and my muses of the moment. War taught me that not everything is glamorous. Men have got more of a discerning eye. They appreciate cut and details, things that aren't so obvious. They like things that have cachet and gentlemanliness. Doing collections, doing fashion is like a non-stop dialogue. I design from instinct. It's the only way I know how to live. What feels good. What feels right. What is needed. Give me a problem and I will approach it creatively, from my gut.