"I was given a fantastic grounding at Balmain and Yves Saint Laurent's couture shows in Paris when I was just starting out, it was all about proportion and tailoring, something I've held dear ever since. So many brands are too conscious of what everybody else is doing. I like to get my inspiration elsewhere: from exhibitions, books, or even a stained-glass window…. At work, we don't talk about fashion – we talk about clothes."
YSL gown 1970.