Azzedine Alaïa, On Bikinis

Me in Barbados, June 2010

When you are young, you should take advantage of everything to the maximum: show off your body, reveal your cleavage, live everything to the full, because it doesn’t last for long. I had a friend who told me, ‘When I was young, I’d eat an entire Camembert, wear my bikini, and my tummy would be flat at the beach. I had no money, but I could eat what I wanted. Now I’ve got money, and I can’t eat anything.’ You have to enjoy it while it lasts!
— Azzedine Alaia, Couturier and Designer