Mit der Performancereihe MONOLOG – die während der Ausstellung im Hotel Greulich an sechs Abenden stattfindet – lässt San Keller die Besucher den Gedanken von Künstlern vor dem Einschlafen über Kopfhörer folgen.
Q: What was it that inspired you to start designing?
A: The main reason was David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust period. I liked the fact that you could communicate different ideas through changing your image.
We knew being together helped us work, but we didn’t know what it would become.
Q: Your sexuality, and sexuality in general, is something you have worked through all of your collections. Why do you like discussing that through fashion?
A: It’s not that I want to discuss it, but it is a part of me that is very important.
I am so surprised that in 2010 people are still shocked by elements of sex and sexuality, as well as race and religion. These differences in people seem completely normal to me, and I am rather confused that it is not like that for everyone.
I feel there is a new world rising, one where everyone’s nationalities will be so mixed that you end up with a new race. It is also a reaction to how people are judged by their skin colour, I used embroidery and fabric with holes so that you get to see the colour of the skin underneath.
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I’m not a guy who’s sartorial. I’m not Tom Ford in terms of the grooming and the knowledge of clothes and the precision and perfection of getting dressed. There’s nothing I can wear in this ad that isn’t going to look ridiculous. At one point, I tried jeans and a shirt, and it didn’t work. So then Juergen said, «Take off the clothes.» So I did, and that became the ad.
Basically, I’m in a kilt and a white shirt every day. So, you know, I don’t have a lot of scope, and I’m really picky about what I wear. Even if it’s weird, it’s very particular to me. And you can’t make a business out of what I would wear. We’d be out of business.
I’m an American in Paris being a French designer, having the people come with the embroidery samples and the button samples. It’s very French fashion design. I think of it like I’m in a movie. Like it’s not real.
The first season I was there, I thought I was going to be so clever and put the logo inside the coat and the main Louis Vuitton behind the button, like underneath the button, and the first thing the salespeople in the shop asked me was “Is the coat reversible, and can you turn the buttons around?” So I realized this is a lost cause. Let’s not hide it; it has to be flaunted.