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Designer Olivier Theyskens has a great interview in Forbes today, and he touches on everything from his initial success dressing Madonna to his new gig helming Theory to whether he considers Kate Middleton a style icon. Here are five of his most quotable moments:
1. "I don’t think couture will die. But it should have no pretension that it will conquer the world."
2. "I could live naked."
3. "I love to see what they [Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton] wear but I am not interested. It’s not natural. If you are a girl dressing up in the morning thinking about the whole world having a point of view on what you are wearing, it takes the pleasure out of getting dressed."
4. "When I started at [Nina] Ricci, I did street wear for very cool, young girls but the price point was for the fourth floor of Bergdorf Goodman next to Carolina Herrera. My cool girls cannot afford it."
5. "I always like to preserve my freedom. I’ve never really been attached to any place, that’s probably why I kept moving. I like to evolve."
· Olivier Theyskens On Creativity and Commerce [Forbes]
· Olivier Theyskens Went to McDonald's [Racked]
· The NYT Asks Olivier Theyskens the Question on Everyone's Mind [Racked]