I'm never going to be inspired by some obscure film, which isn't to say I don't enjoy that sort of thing. I just want to share my work with everyone.
I feel very blessed to have the support I have and to have the fans that I have. I'm still striving to make it every day.
Sometimes people have questioned whether I was making fun of the industry or just at myself. I'm just trying to raise a smile. Clothes aren't meant to be worshipped at a church altar.
Posterity is something I'm a big fan of because that's how you leave your legacy. Not to sound pompous, but just to be truthful.
There probably wasn't a day that went by in high school that I wasn't bullied either physically or verbally. It made me stronger, and I knew I had to stay steadfast to what I believed in.
I don't care if the critics don't like me. I want to be the people's designer, like Diana was the people's princess.
Melania rarely wears American labels, with the exception of Ralph Lauren, who created a duplication of a Jackie Kennedy look, which was basically a costume anyway.
I was Hillary in '08. I love Obama, but I was Hillary first, so I was happy to be back there with her again.
I don't think the distinction between high and low culture exists anymore.
I fell in love with L.A. To me, it is the most quintessentially American city.
I really don't see little girls growing up and thinking, 'Oh, I'm going to morph myself so I look like Barbie.'
The McDonald's icon of the colours and the golden arch, for me, resonates as one of the most iconic images ever.
I don't make clothes for the critics.
I don't do many social events in the fashion industry. Instead, I go to things like the MTV awards because that's where I fit in - wearing a yellow tuxedo and no shirt on a red carpet.
I get love from fans in a big enough dosage that it acts as a shield, and I would not sacrifice that love in order to please the industry.
When I design, I always pull from things that are significant to me. In my work, I search for happiness and then try to convey that joy in the clothes.
I feel my role is to push boundaries. I don't like things to be safe and sedentary. So controversy is the cross I have to bear.
I ultimately do still feel like an outsider, and I do feel, actually, I'm more in the world of music because of how much I participate with musicians - in all aspects, not just clothes.
I think fashion takes itself way too seriously. It's just fashion, people. It's just clothes. It should be frivolous and fun. You're not meant to see it as church and pray to a blouse.
I love MTV, and I love the VMAs. There's no award show like it. It really is the coolest award show, hands down.