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" A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach. "
" I am actually extremely casual in certain environments. But one of the reasons I like living in London, I like the formality of it, as compared to the formality of America - or informality. I like putting on a suit. I like putting on a tie. "
" When you are having fun and creating something you love, it shows in the product. So when a woman is sifting through a rack of clothes, somehow that piece of clothing that you had so much fun designing speaks to her; she responds to it and buys it. I believe you can actually transfer that energy to material things as you're creating them. "
" I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well. "
" From the time we're born until we die, we're kept busy with artificial stuff that isn't important. "
" I'm a very serious person. "
" But as an adult working in the fashion industry, I struggle with materialism. And I'm one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don't mean much to me. They're beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they're ultimately not important. "
" I am a perfectionist. This job is a total ego thing in a way. To be a designer and say, 'This is the way they should dress; this is the way their homes should look; this is the way the world should be.' But then, that's the goal: world domination through style. "
" There's nothing wrong with ankles. But only if you're playing football in the park. "
" Your name is a funny thing. It stands for what you're about, and everything I do is really about pride. "
" I told myself that I would not come back to women's fashion until I felt I had something new to say. I feel that fashion has become too serious and that the actual customer's needs have not really been addressed. Fashion needs to make one happy. It is a luxury and should enhance one's quality of life. "
" I find a bath meditative and usually prepare myself for the day in this manner. "
" I don't think fashion has to change every five minutes. I'd like these to be clothes you can wear for a long time - ten, 20 years; pass on to your daughter. Why buy vintage when you can open your own closet! "
" There's a different kind of comfort that comes from knowing that you are putting your best foot forward. It's called psychological comfort. Look at a picture of the Coney Island boardwalk in 1925. Men were in full-on three-piece suits, hats. They may have only had one suit. But they pressed it. They made it look as good as possible. "
" I grew up in New Mexico, and the older I get, I have less need for contemporary culture and big cities and all the stuff we are bombarded with. I am happier at my ranch in the middle of nowhere watching a bug carry leaves across the grass, listening to silence, riding my horse, and being in open space. "
" Tweeting? It's one of the silliest things ever. "
" If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently. They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment. "
" I guess I'm just one of these people who, when I decide I'm going to do something, I just do it. "
Just Do It
" I don't do shows. I don't have reviews. I'm not putting the clothes on every celebrity so that by the time they reach the store the customers are sick of seeing them. "
" Fashion is harder than the film industry. You have to constantly be able to crank out hit after hit after hit on demand and on a very tight calendar. I've come back, I've lost it, I've come back again. It's really as good as your last collection. "
" When I read about young designers selling 51 percent of their company to someone else, I cringe. I want to say, 'Don't do it - call me first.' "
" I live, I shop almost exclusively on the Internet. I've bought cars on the Internet. I watch television, I do everything on it. I even watch my son online. "
" If you're at the Oscars, there's not a man on that red carpet who is not wearing make-up. Most straight actors I know get quite used to it. Even when they go out in real life they grab some sort of bronzer and they throw it on. They dye their eyebrows, they dye their lashes - they know the tricks. "
" You never make it, especially in this industry where you constantly churn out stuff, things. You never finish. "
" As a designer, design director or any creative person, you have to hire great people, support them and make them feel comfortable so they can contribute and give you their best. "
" The dynamics of film directing and fashion design - in the ways that I've done it - were not dissimilar. "
" Fashion is much more collaborative than one might think. You have to have an idea and vision, and you have to communicate that vision to a team of people, and you have to create an environment that allows those people to give the best that they can give. "
" I haven't had any plastic surgery - despite what people think, this is my nose. I have had Restylane and Botox, but I don't think of that as plastic surgery any more. "
" We have the Terminator as governor, and we had an actor as president, so why shouldn't we have a fashion designer as a senator? "
" I think people are sick of trends changing every six months - not because we're tired of them, but just for the sake of change. There is so much junk in the world: junk TV, junk movies, all those junk magazines with the same people on the cover. "
" Beyonce in real life is actually quite quiet and very sweet. "