Life is a risk.
I wanted to be a certain kind of woman. I became that kind of woman.
My favorite days are the ones where I deal only with my own team, design, marketing, working on the next accessories collection.
What I think I sell with my clothes is confidence, so hopefully all my dresses, my accessories, are friends to the women. When you open the closet, and your eyes are swollen, and you don't like the way you look, you go to your friends.
I've always liked wrinkles. When I was a young girl, I used to make lines on my face with my nails because I loved Jeanne Moreau. I always wanted to be older; I always added years to my life. For the longest time, if people thought I was older, I would take it as a compliment.
As the president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, I represent the designers. And while we can by no means take the blame for eating disorders, we can play our part in addressing this important issue.
I adore dark chocolate.
We need to encourage designers and agencies to be responsible. We need to make sure everyone is sensitive to the issues. But to calculate the girls' body mass - I personally think it is demeaning.
I think all races are represented in America much more than in many other places, but it's also nice to remind people about that ethnic mix. I would like to see more black models and women from different ethnic backgrounds, but I also think that when you are casting, you just choose the most beautiful girl you can find.
I can honestly say that I understand women very well. If you understand yourself, you understand women, because, in the end, all women are the same.
Women inspire me... so I enjoy women's stories and biographies. I am interested in all women.
All women are the same, really: They are strong, but they are afraid of their own strength.
Ireland is also quite nice. So is Amsterdam.
I had arranged a birthday party for him and my children, who are all Aquarians. Instead, we got married. I ran out of excuses. It was just us and my children.
Eighteen months before I was born, my mother was in Auschwitz. She weighed 49 pounds. She always told me that God saved her so she could give me life. I was born out of nothing.
Just don't go to a place where everything is too expensive... it'll put your husband in a bad mood.
Harbour Island in the Bahamas is beautiful, with turquoise water and pink sand.
Bali and the Aman resorts are all very luxurious, great places to go.
Animals come from nature. They were not designed. All my inspiration comes from nature, whether it's an animal or the layout of bark or of a leaf. Sometimes my patterns are very bold, and you can barely see where they come from, but all the textures and all the prints come out of nature.
I'm not the only one; most people's mothers are the most influential person in their life. But my mother survived the camps, and she was very strong. She made me strong, but she wanted me to be strong. That's more important.