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Born: 1955-01-15
Profession: Artist
Nation: German
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I am never interested in the individual, but in the human species and its environment.

Tags: Human, Individual, Interested

My father did advertising photography.

Tags: Father

My preference for clear structures is the result of my desire - perhaps illusory - to keep track of things and maintain my grip on the world.

Tags: Desire, Keep, Result

There is undoubtedly a lot of pressure that comes with recognition, which can be a good thing and bad thing all at the same time. But if you stay focused and don't lose sight of what you're doing and who you are, you can rise above it.

Tags: Bad, Good, Time

Girls who wear certain kind of dresses, who show certain areas of the body, are not going to like my clothes. You can't please everyone.

Tags: Body, Everyone, Show

I mean, I can cook, but I'd get very nervous having my food being judged by dinner guests.

Tags: Food, Judged, Mean

I tweet myself and do all the Facebook updates. It started off with me wondering whether I was showing off and I was very careful about what I wrote.

Tags: Off, Started, Whether

I'm fascinated by furniture design and interiors, and I want to try designing all that stuff.

Tags: Design, Stuff, Try

I'm not a believer of luck. I think opportunity and hard work becomes luck.

Tags: Hard, Luck, Work

There is one universal truth: All women, all over the world, want to look beautiful. That is always the theme of my designs.

Tags: Beautiful, Truth, Women

There's such a feeling of satisfaction when something you imagined turned into something real.

Tags: Feeling, Real, Turned

I am not the kind of designer who is racing to the finish line, so while collaborations are important for our growth, each and every one has to be strategic and well-timed with what we have going on internally.

Tags: Growth, Line, While

I came from Bill Blass, where it was a well-oiled machine and if I said I needed a fabric, it was done. Now, I have to budget everything. I have to take on the role not just as a designer but a business. But I'm a glass half-full kind of guy.

Tags: Business, Done, Said

I decided if it was going to be a mistake to come to New York and try and make a career in fashion, then it was going to be my mistake... But the American dream is real. I'm living it.

Tags: Career, Fashion, Real

I have a 6-year-old niece who doesn't look like the majority of girls on the covers of magazines. I hope that by the time she's 16, the world will have changed.

Tags: Hope, She, Time

I love draping; it's less about proportion than fit and the fabric. It's very specialized and I think when women see the construction, they respond to it immediately.

Tags: Less, Love, Women

I make 98% of my collection in New York City and am generating jobs, so fashion isn't just frivolous for me. I understand levity about it. I also understand the depth of it.

Tags: Fashion, Jobs, Understand

I think I'm just really in love with women, and I love to see them looking incredibly, truly beautiful. I think every time a woman wears one of my dresses, you know, in a matter of speaking, I'm having a little love affair with her!

Tags: Love, Time, Women

I was in Nepal and I had watched Oprah Winfrey's show. I had no idea, as a kid in Nepal, who she was, but I remember watching an episode of hers about living your dreams.

Tags: Dreams, Living, Remember

I would tell any aspiring designer to take the time to experience everything they can to really get a feel for what direction they want to go in. And most importantly, let your passion and your gut lead you.

Tags: Experience, Passion, Time

I'm constantly thinking about design, shapes, patterns and colors, so I just want to be more of a blank canvas. But there is a comfort in knowing what you're going to wear, and that probably comes from Catholic school, where I wore a uniform for 10 years.

Tags: Design, School, Thinking

It saddens me to see the reality-television shows that are getting so much fanfare that are a celebration of stupidity and the degradation of women. And those women are consistently wearing too short, too tight dresses. I hope the trend of aging gracefully returns.

Tags: Hope, Stupidity, Women

My goal is: I'm not trying to be snobby, but my clothes are not for everyone, not for every Hollywood celebrity. There is a designer for everyone, and a celebrity for every designer.

Tags: Everyone, Goal, Trying

Freedom goes hand-in-hand with mutual respect.

Tags: Freedom, Goes, Respect

I believe that when people have an occupation that allows them to provide for their families, the social dimension of human nature will emerge instinctively and lead people to help and organize others less privileged.

Tags: Help, Human, Nature

After so much suffering, after enduring so much sacrifice, sanctioned and embraced by our people, what is it that the people of East Timor expect as a result of independence?

Tags: After, Sacrifice, Suffering
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It is not enough to receive support, no matter, how needed it may be. It is fundamental to know how to receive this support and ensure that its result is exponential.

Tags: Enough, Matter, May

If the shoe fits, it's too expensive.

Tags: Expensive, Fits, Shoe

Opportunity knocked. My doorman threw him out.

Tags: Him, Knocked, Threw
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