■□ "In life, everyone without distinction, young or old, speaks to others or launches into creation for one reason, the need to assert their presence in the world, in the hope of being understood and recognized. My work, for example, can be interpreted as the glowing expression of a desire to attract attention on myself, but in fact, at the time I visited Rome, I was looking for the opposite. To solve the problems of our environment, so threatened today, we should, before declaring ourselves greens or volunteers, start to give up all this unnecessary rag bag that represents the accumulation of meaning and various creations essentially based on our need of expression and recognition. If I follow this logic to the end, I should have died young, it would have been more beneficial to the planet.
To pollute water without scruples, and only realize the trouble caused the day dead fishes float on the surface of the river… that is usually human behavior. This is what I’ve always thought deep inside, and it probably explains why I launched myself into the world of Vanity Fair, and why I started creating useless things. In the beginning of my career, I just wanted to see women wear men’s clothes. Back then, Japanese women systematically wore very feminine imported clothes, and I didn’t like it."