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" I don't wear flip-flops, so my casual shoe is a Brooks Brothers tuxedo slipper! "
" I truly believe that you can't be a successful business unless there are hiccups. That American mentality of picking yourself up, brushing your shoulders off, and then really going for it makes you 100 times stronger and smarter. "
" You can't market or commercialize feminism as an entity. One has to be careful. I aim to be about powerful women in my clothing. "
" I believe that creativity is an important human experience and element in the same way as sleeping, eating, having sex. "
" I am totally unattached to material items. "
" I have so many fashion mistakes, but that's part of being in fashion. I think the people that you see make the most mistakes are usually the best dressers. "
" One of my goals and dreams is to work in film in the future. "
" I like films that probe emotional questions and inspire you to get creative and get writing, get draping, painting, cooking, whatever that thing is where you have that kind of output. "
" I'm not a chef. But I'm passionate about food - the tradition of it, cooking it, and sharing it. "
" The first time I went to the Met Ball, I was 16. I was an intern there and saved up to buy a staff ticket to the party. That was my favorite experience going. It wasn't the red carpet; it was the experience of being there for the first time. "
" I have to bring my A-Game 24/7, between creating, draping, and overseeing a myriad of different brands. "
" There's nothing wrong with being pretty. "
" I like to vegetate when on vacation given my busy schedule when I'm at work. "
" Creative burnout and physical burnout is real. I mean, there are moments when I get home - after overseeing, you know, almost 16 collections a year - where I can't move. "
" I have multiple lines and am licensing multiple projects, but I am still hands-on. It feels special. I don't take it for granted. "
" To me, being in fashion is about your work, not about facilitating a lifestyle. "
" I'm a pretty controlled and disciplined person, but my real vice is buying plants and food shopping. "
" I don't cook ribs in my own home. I let my dad cook the ribs. He's from St. Louis, Missouri. I like to use a grill, but that's my dad's domain. "
" Obviously, I like very beautiful food, because I think as delicious as food has to taste, it also has to look very beautiful - the process of presentation is very important. "
" At the end of the day, you're not defined, I don't believe, by your financial means. That doesn't make you a better person or a smarter person. "
" There is no reason for me to show my collection in New York, because it's not about craft and technique there. "
" I want to be a major force. "
" I'm interested in the opportunity that people can self-create using social media and the online dialogue. Before social media, you needed to have a lot of personal funds to break through to hire the right people and build a presence to start a line. It gives the opportunity and platform for people to be discovered. "
" When you make and drape clothing, the scissors are your tool. What can I say about them? They're my babies. And you have to take care of them correctly. You have to have them sharpened, and you can't use them for any other material. "
" I was not a young fashion victim. I really had an idea of what I liked in fashion and how I dressed. "
" Chefs have the ego of an actor and fashion designer combined. "
" Don't worry about what's cool and what's not cool. Authenticity is what's cool. "
" I think, mind over body, it's real. "
" I started cooking out of middle school depression. "
" For me, I'll unwind at the end of the day by soaking in Epsom salts. It's the routine I prefer for coming down after crazy days. "
" I try to push design boundaries using new draping and fabric manipulation techniques every time I approach a new design. "