But I think, if you're in the spotlight, people are going to say bad things, and that's just the way it is.
I had eight brothers and sisters. Every Christmas my younger brother Bobby would wake up extra early and open everybody's presents - everybody's - so by the time the rest of us got up, all the gifts were shredded, ribbons off, torn open and thrown aside.
It was difficult for me because I was searching for the answer for so long, and the answer was right in front of me. Do what I do best.
We are really living the American dream, to be a successful brand in the States and in Europe and to steep ourselves in our heritage. But we do it with a sense of humor. We don't take ourselves too seriously in fashion.
The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream.
I'm a designer of more than clothes. I am a designer of a very creative concept.
The preppy lifestyle has gone global. We feel that our business has grown so well because preppy travels so well. It's all-American classic.
Algebra looked like Chinese characters to me, and I could never get into reading Shakespeare. I just did not get it.
I disapprove of lots of decisions made by George Bush: the war, the meddling in the affairs of other countries, the conversations with dictators; it was a dark time.
I thought, if I went into business I'd be able to control my own destiny.