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Question: What is the joy in what you do?

Thom Browne: Oh I think I’m one of those boring people that I do love it every day, because it is something that is . . . When I look back, I should’ve been doing this . . . or I should’ve wanted to do it really for my whole life, because it is something that I’m . . . I’m very . . . Or I love doing it, but I’m also very confident in actually being able to do it. And that’s a really . . . that’s a really good feeling. And then also too sometimes people ask, you know, what luxury is; and luxury is exactly that, I think – like really being able to wake up and do what you love doing and actually make a living at it.


Recorded on: 10/29/07


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