Could you suddenly stop what you do?

Yes, I know I could stop – that’s why I don’t want financing or people behind me . Because the day I want to stop, I’ll stop!
That’s why I decided to postpone the date of the show, too bad if the buyers and journalists don’t turn up, if just four French journalist turn up, it’s enough, there is no point in turning it into an obsession, into consumerism…

– Azzedine Alaïa, 1980s, in Fashion!, a documentary series by Olivier Nicklaus