Why does fashion matter?
I don't know if it matters. I always used to wriggle out of the question "Is fashion art?" - Jake Chapman accused me of being bourgeois because I assumed an artist ought to have skill. For most people it is not about fashion, it's about everyone looking the same, it's about consumption. I tend not to like an awful lot of what is going out under my name now because it is just all product. Who needs it? I like my Gold Label, the one that I do. The rest of my stuff comes from very talented people - and I ought not to have said what I have just said - who go to the archive and just rework it.
What about the dark side of the fashion industry - the anorexic models, for example?
It's not true that these models are all anorexic. …