1st Question: can you tell us what fashion will be like this year?
Q: Why, because you don't know?
Coco: Because I don't know! And even if I knew, I wouldn't tell you!
Q: But is it possible that you don't know it? Your fashion show is in 3 weeks after all.
Coco: Yes, but in 3 weeks one can do lots of things. Even change fashion! You understand, because it goes very fast and it is impossible - first of all I never finish any of the dresses, so I don't know what may come out of it, I keep them until the last minute, because, you know fashion is something like this you know (making hand gestures).
Q: You work on them until the last moment.
Coco: Oh, until last moment, you can even say until last minute: I take away all that what I find useless.
Q: In what state are the dresses at this moment?
Coco: Huh! In pieces, Monsieur, in pieces!! And I'm telling you the truth.
Q: This is true?
Coco: It's true! It's absolutely true.
Q: Fashion in these last 10 years has been very often eccentric. Are there eccentricities you wanted to point out?
Coco: Mh, I din't find fashion eccentric. I found it extravagant, which isn't the same thing. I don't like extravagance.
Coco: Fashion to me is not stuck in history. Fashion is onwards, not backwards; you don't move backwards! One has to live with one's time.
Now, enjoy a 1959 fashion show:
Sidenote: the models are allowed to comment on the fashion they wear...