Florence, Tuscany, Italy
|Notable works||La forza del passato, Caos calmo|
I saw these new kinds of stores: the Body Shop, the Sock Shop, and I thought to myself, 'I can do that.'
Italian women are among the largest group of European consumers of hosiery.
We would go to visit a wholesaler, say in Napoli. We would go out, have a very long lunch, mozzarellas, wine. We would reach an agreement. And then the client would pay with a cheque that was postdated by six months, nine months. They were financing themselves by delaying their payments.
There are programs for the scrapping of appliances, but no one thinks about what's involved in the waste management of brassieres.
Women have more energy, for a greater number of years, than men. Men, as they age, become either more wise or more stupid.
The important thing to remember, if you are trying something that is an innovation, is not to think too much about it. Because if you take too long, by the time you get there, the world will have changed. You take a risk, and if it doesn't work, you make a change. We are not betting our lives on it.