I'm quite a tuxedo junkie, I collect them all year round.
When I was little, I had a Norwegian babysitter - and that was my introduction to both regular and salty licorice. We all know the ordinary version, but the salty kind is a favorite candy throughout Northern Europe. It's a guilty pleasure of mine that I have to try not to keep around because I'll eat the entire bag in one go.
There's nothing wrong with being pretty.
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.
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.
There's not one major greatest influence on my career. It would be film and great artists and great imagineers - Jim Henson, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, people who understand the joy of the imagination.
I am a compulsive and concise shopper.
I want to make things of quality. I'm a big believer in handmade, tactile, crafted pieces. I want to keep that tradition alive.
The practice of patience in crafting and process is a virtue that needs to come back.
Listen, I'm not a rich kid. I'm a cultured kid; I'm very rich in culture.
As a designer, I'm not interested in trend.
I go online at night and I order flowers, rare flowers, and then they come in the mail. That's my fashion detox.
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 think that maybe growing up and being dyslexic early on, the visual quality of cookbooks specifically was something very enticing to me.
A great trick for frying is to put a popcorn kernel in the oil, and when it pops, you're ready to fry.
There's a reason good fabrics have a cost. They're done with good quality to last.
When I'm on the road for fashion shows, I love room service. I think it's one of the greatest things in the world. I usually like to keep it simple with soup, but my big indulgence is French fries or chicken fingers.
I personally love grilling, but it's a 15- to 20-minute commitment in entertaining.
New York ladies all look immaculate.
Food is everything. Food, friends, family: Those are the most important things in life.