"My mother and my two grandmothers, I was lucky to have three women around me growing up that were very special, very elegant woman, very beautiful women," he said. "They were my first step into the beauty world, let's say, and then the fashion world, of course."
"I really wanted to have a different approach of beauty because when I came to America they were still heavily, heavily plastic," he said. "The ads were so heavily retouched. My goal was always to make the girl look real, and look beautiful. It didn't matter how much makeup. Sometimes it was none at all."