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When people ask, Do you like children? I always say, I like some children, yes. Some children I don`t like.

I`m not trying to be the next Joan Rivers.

When someone says you can`t do what you know you can do, then you can`t do anything.

I`d love to talk to Joaquin Phoenix because he`s a very private guy. Also, he`s creating a new kind of sexy leading man. To me, his face is new and might be legendary someday.

You listen to Handel operas, right? And there are a thousand of them, right? And they all sound alike. If I look back on my work, maybe it`s the same thing.

Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food. My ethnicity was my choice. It still is.

The more relaxed you can get, the better you`ll do.

How do I do it? I don`t know how I wouldn`t do it - that`s the thing.

The reason people like to watch ball games is because they don`t really know exactly what`s going to happen from moment to moment. That`s why you watch the entire thing.

You don`t necessarily live for the moment; you live for hope-what you`re going to get, what you`re going to say, what you`re going to think.

People say it`s really the press who create those soundbites about fashion. That`s what sells magazines and clothes.

You know who a role model for me is? George Ballanchine.

I don`t like people to feel completely described by the clothes they wear of mine. I want them to feel that they`re describing themselves.

Just when I think I hate fashion, I hate clothes, I`m seized by this crazy thing that I have to do. I have this little studio now where I just draw. I can be in the room for three days and not even look up.

Mick Jagger, his face was very new. It became a sex symbol.

If I just do it, it will take less time than telling someone what I`m thinking, and have them free associate, and then come back to me and I`ll hate it and I`ll have to redo it.

I`d love to talk to Angelina Jolie. On my show I would love her because she`s a mysterious, mysterious figure.

Sometimes I`m really dressed up, and it really turns me on.

I have a lot of obligations.

What you do, you don`t think of as a product.

All I want are high heels, high heels. If I was a girl, I`d wear a lot of high heels. High, stiletto heels.

The last thing I want to become is one of those talking heads where everything is satiny smooth and you know what the next question is going to be.

If you try to have a fashion show with Bach fugues and John Coltrane, it doesn`t really work.

That`s one thing about fashion that you really shouldn`t be-you can`t be melancholy in fashion because people don`t respond to it.

In Paris, it used to feel like you were living in a museum. As beautiful as it was, it`s still limited. But here you have just everything.

You know what makes me teary? Goya. Goya makes me cry.

Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn where we ate Syrian food and went to temple, it was still America.

This is what I like about being a designer: You can`t really get it until you see it.

I`m so involved in melancholy.

What if Woody Allen called me and said, I`m working on this movie and there`s a really divine role for you. We want exactly you! It would be such a fantasy. Forget it! My idol, Woody Allen!

Everyone asks, Will he make it, will she make it? You never make it.

I don`t want to offend people.

Either it works or it doesn`t.

Half the time I don`t even think about it, I just throw something on because I`m so late or so busy.


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