Fire Island, pre-Irene.

Where are you right now?
Among friends.

What is your current state of mind?
Serene.

Where do you feel most at home?
With people I love.

Why fashion?
It doesn’t feel like work.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
My father told me to never let my emotions rule my business decisions.

What was the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
Starting my own business.

If I wasn’t a designer, I would be…
A film maker.

What is your perfect idea of happiness? When and where were you happiest?
Feeling loved.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Nail-biting.

What is your greatest fear?
Not being able to live up to expectations.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Fancy toothpaste.

What was the last thing you bought?
A white Sundek swimsuit.

What are you reading right now?
Faggots by Larry Kramer.

What was the last thing you read?
The Chosen by Chaim Potok.

What was the last film you watched?
Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

If your life could be a film, which would it be?
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

What sites do you visit everyday?
nytimes.com, style.com , vogue.com , industrie.com, fashionologie.com

What is your most treasured possession?
My passport.

What makes you laugh?
Sarcasm.

What makes you cry?
(Of joy) The Olympics.

Which question do you most dread being asked?
I don’t dread being asked any questions!