I don't like balance. Balance is not a word you can use in Versace fashion.
The first thing I do each morning is get out of bed and give my dog, Audrey, a hug. She's a Jack Russell. I think having an animal is a wonderful thing, particularly dogs. They are great levelers, there's no nonsense with them, and they just want simple affection.
I find older men more attractive than boys. I need a man who can teach me a thing or two.
Richard Avedon is a true genius of photography and one of the greatest artists of our time.
I have to say, I grew up with fashion because my mother was a seamstress, and she had an atelier. She would cut the first pattern, and then she had people working for her. So I grew up in an atelier, watching people all around me sewing. I was fascinated.
I've learned how to appreciate what I have. And it's a lot. I'm very lucky.
The suit does not represent the businessman anymore. Nor does the loud shirt represent the rock star. The same man can now wear both.
I don't see anybody categorized as a 'fashion diva,' except for me! And I like that. I am thought of as a diva because I wear an evening dress and I take care of my look when I go out. I go to parties regarding business, not for fun. And that's why they call me a 'diva.'
I have worked with wool all my life as a designer. There's so much more to it than knitwear - it's an amazingly versatile material and can be used in so many different ways from chic to rustic.
Scent is very important. Strong fragrances suit some men, while citrus types suit others. I like my men to smell fresh and woody, but also like a man.
I love Alexander McQueen. I like the construction of his suits. I think it's fantastic.
I wake up at about the same time every day. I sleep well and wake without an alarm clock.
I love anyone who breaks the rules, and musicians always break the rules - in an aggressive way.
The body should be reconfigured by the clothes, never again the other way round.
Die and born again, die and born again. It's the story of my life.
I think people need to see Prince live to really understand how remarkable he is. He has always been inspiring because he is never afraid to break rules or barriers or invent something new - and if you love fashion, then you need to be able to do that.
Powerful women intimidate men. If she's a really well-known woman, she has a career, she's famous - in that case, men are really afraid.
Sometimes big designers are afraid that people won't recognize them if they change that much.
You can never forget the time you're living in because the past is the past and it will never come back. So to adjust your philosophy and creativity in fashion to the time you're living in is the most important thing.
I was a fashion addict by the time I was 11 years old. I'd wear a miniskirt and patent-leather boots.
If I could dress anyone, I'd like to dress the Queen - she can handle anything. I'd put her in black - she never wears black - and add a little leather, maybe. A little rock n' roll.
Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream.