Andre: It was a fabulous year. I think Ralph’s [Ralph Rucci] was fabulous. The twins, the sisters from California, Rodarte, young sisters from California, they are wonderful. And Ralph Lauren, which I really, really loved.
Martha: His ads are so beautiful.
Andre: His clothes are so beautiful. He is like you. You’ve got an empire and a brand, it’s the brand. You give people the dream and the lifestyle with his clothes, you know? And if you go in and buy a Ralph Lauren sweater, it’s incredible. You feel like that Ad, that he is showing you.
Martha: You do.
Andre: It’s great.
Martha: And you actually are the ad.
Martha: Because what he promises, he gives.
Andre: Now this…
Martha: Look at this.
Andre: Look at my shoes.
Martha: Oh, yeah!
Andre: The point of this is, this is not some pornographic thing. These are dancers from the Pina Bausch dance company and our friend, last spring made a homage to Pina Bausch who passed away. So he took a silk screen and made a silk screen of some of the dancers from one of her dances.
Martha: And then he created these beautiful coats for Andre. Andre makes a fashion statement himself everywhere he goes. That coat, that white alligator coat, full length.
Andre: You have to have these things. Just like the way you have to have those bushes and stones up and wrapped. You have to have these things in life.
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