Money doesn’t buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant. I don’t really know how to do casual clothes. Jeans represent democracy in fashion. Women are more sure of themselves today. They don’t have to emulate the way men dress. People said making clothes inside out was not proper. I disagreed, because clothes that are inside out are beautiful.
I’ve always tried to push myself technically and to push myself visually. That’s been part of the journey. I didn’t want to be a fashion designer, and for a good half of my career I didn’t like it.