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I think that I have enabled new excitement and direction in new creators first in the United States, and then sort of throughout the world. I think that I like connecting with people so I can become a great personality and communicator for a designer to create a story and excitement. And then that leads to other creators and artists to have focus because it’s an exciting idea and story. I mean everybody in our culture has an obsession with new. And so for me, the next step that I think I’ve added is to create validity and to create a test of time. And for me to be inspiring young people to create, I think we’d live in a much happier society if people would create, and take a risk, and that every small ounce of energy put out has an effect. I mean I truly believe in the butterfly effect on every level. A strong wave of glamour in fashion, you know. And I use the word “glamour” about something alluring. It’s an intelligent woman; femininity; embracing the woman’s body, reminding people again that it’s about the woman inside; flair. You’re bringing flair back in fashion and expression, and also the versatility of character. I mean that’s a really important part of the clothing. The largest challenge that a designer and creator has going forward is having one’s own identity. Through exploration, and isolation, and not having fear. Recorded on: 7/31/07
 

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