"It's a lesson you learn working on 7th Avenue that if your collection doesn't sell, the very next day you're fired and you're literally escorted out by a security guard. It teaches you that if it won't sell, it just doesn't work. So you learn to make it successful and then, once you've established that you're doing something that works, you have the freedom to be more creative."
— Vogue UK, June 2009
At the release of his film, A Single Man, at the Toronto Film Festival, September 2009