In an interview with The Talks Bergé mostly talks about Yves Saint Laurent and his eponymous brand which he helped cofound. He remembers Laurent being an artist first, not caring about money and how much he even had. To him, it was all about creating for the sake of creating:
Always. He didn’t really pay attention to anything else – or anybody else. Marcel Proust explained that very well: he said that if you are a genius you are busy with yourself – and it is true. Voilà.
Fashion industry of course has taken a different course since then. As Bergé puts it:
[…] I am sorry to tell you that, but it is very difficult for me to understand what has happened to the fashion business. It is all a question of money and marketing. We never talk about talent – it’s not the point. We only talk about sales. […]
It seems like another industry in a desperate need of overhaul.