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Born: 1942-11-27
Profession: Designer
Nation: Spanish
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I put everything I think is sexy into my shoes.

Tags: Put, Sexy, Shoes

I think I am one of the smallest surviving brands.

Tags: Brands, Smallest, Surviving

I think of each new season as an evolution, not a change in style.

Tags: Change, Season, Style

I was possessed by London.

Tags: London, Possessed

I'm like an old vampire, so it's important to talk to young people.

Tags: Old, Talk, Young

I'm mad for satin.

Tags: Mad, Satin

I'm OK: I don't need money.

Tags: Money, Ok

I'm very painful to deal with when I create a shoe.

Tags: Create, Deal, Painful

I'm very self-critical.

Tags: Furniture, Shoes, Tempted

If I look back I feel frightened, not happy, because my life is a bit of a mystery to me.

Tags: Bit, Happy, Life

In London I feel free; nobody bothers anyone and everyone is free to express themselves.

Tags: Everyone, Free, Themselves

Maintenance is terribly important.

Tags: Terribly

Most of the people nowadays send their things by internet. But I cannot work that way. I like to do it myself.

Tags: Cannot, Internet, Work

My mother has an incredible rigidity, which is very Catholic.

Tags: Catholic, Incredible, Mother

My mother is incredible. I mean, still is today.

Tags: Mean, Mother, Today

My shoes are special shoes for discerning feet.

Tags: Feet, Shoes, Special

My whole life has been a huge mistake, but what a divine mistake - doing something that I adore.

Tags: Life, Mistake, Whole

Papa died when he was 77.

Tags: Died, Papa

Paris is paramount for fashion, always was - always will be.

Tags: Fashion, Paramount, Paris

Really, the '70s and '80s were a blur.

Tags: Blur

Sometimes I hate a shoe in seconds.

Tags: Hate, Shoe, Sometimes

The gimmicky thing I'm not very keen on.

Tags: Keen

The greatest luxury is being free.

Tags: Free, Greatest, Luxury
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The greatest shoemaker in England for many, many decades; he used to be the royal shoe-maker for the Queen Mother. This is where I learnt my trade.

Tags: Greatest, Mother, Used

There is nothing charming about a woman who cannot walk in her shoes.

Tags: Cannot, Her, Woman

Trends don't interest me.

Tags: Interest, Trends

I do and re-do things that I used to do in a flash, because I want to be more perfectionist about these things. Maybe it sounds pompous and pretentious, but that's the way I feel.

Tags: Maybe, Sounds, Used

Some people just use beautiful things to just shop or to have a tribal feeling - 'Oh, blah, blah, blah, I'm wearing Hermes; blah, blah, blah, I'm wearing Saint Laurent; blah-blah blah' - because it's like a need, a tribe, recognition: 'Ahh, my Rolex.' But I run away from anything which is too recognizable - it's my nature.

Tags: Beautiful, Feeling, Nature

You put high heels on and you change.

Tags: Change, High, Put

If I was a woman, I would be dressed in the same thing for a month and just change my hat and gloves. Maybe my shoes too; yes, I see what you mean but, really, it's jewels that change an outfit.

Tags: Change, Mean, Woman

About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.

Tags: Design, Madness, Rest

I don't know why my shoes are so popular - I am always surprised and mystified by it.

Tags: Popular, Shoes, Why

Men tell me that I've saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it's cheaper than a divorce. So I'm still useful, you see.

Tags: Divorce, Men, Tell

What is fashion? It's discipline. Discipline and a credo to do only the best, down to the smallest detail.

Tags: Best, Discipline, Fashion

People walk differently in high heels. Your body sways to a different kind of tempo.

Tags: Body, High, Walk

I hate these platforms that are all over the place today; they are all about grabbing attention. They are suburban! I never do a platform. Well, I did, in the 1970s, but that was a bad experience.

Tags: Experience, Hate, Today

A lot of things trigger my inspiration. It can be the most banal things.

Tags: Banal, Trigger

Everything is global now. It's not London, it's not Spain, it's not Italy - everything is everywhere. So you have to be everywhere, I guess.

Tags: Global, Guess, London

I always love China, especially the old China.

Tags: China, Love, Old

I am insecure. Everyone's insecure.

Tags: Everyone, Insecure

I am not a movie star or a football player, I just do my thing.

Tags: Football, Movie, Star

I couldn't care less about business.

Tags: Business, Care, Less

I do think one should have clean feet.

Tags: Clean, Feet

I don't belong to anyone.

Tags: Anyone, Belong

I don't consider myself a fashion designer.

Tags: Consider, Designer, Fashion

I eat a lot of chocolate.

Tags: Chocolate, Eat

I get more tired by travelling than anything.

Tags: Tired, Travelling

I hate celebrities.

Tags: Hate

I hate to travel with stuff.

Tags: Hate, Stuff, Travel

I just don't get death at all. Yes, it's there. But I don't get it.

Tags: Death, Yes

I like women with style to wear my shoes.

Tags: Shoes, Style, Women

I never thought that I would sell to young people, but now girls who are 14 and 15 buy my shoes.

Tags: Shoes, Thought, Young

I never wanted to be the most famous, the most beautiful, the most extravagant.

Tags: Beautiful, Famous, Wanted
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