As a teenager, I would wear Clarks, corduroy pants and striped shirts, and I loved it.
I come from a small village in Sicily. For all Italian people, family is very important. We don't fight with our families.
We built our fashion around three fundamental concepts: Sicily, tailoring, and tradition. Our dream is to create a style which is timeless, and to create clothes with such a strong personality that whoever sees them can instantly say without a shadow of a doubt: this is a Dolce & Gabbana.
Tarots tell different sides of the various personalities that exist in all of us. I find it fascinating how they combine names, images, and numbers. You don't need to be able to read them, or know their real meaning, to be charmed.
Each of our collections is like a movie. We write the script, and this Sicilian woman who has traveled around the world plays the lead role.
To me, the most emotional thing is to see regular people wearing our clothes. Yes, sometimes I see our clothes on somebody, and I think, 'No!', but you can't stop someone in the street and say, 'Please go home and change.'