From Fat to Fabulous
Oprah: Is couture worth it?
Andre: It's worth it if you can afford it for the experience. For the experience of going to Paris the way you did and going to those parties. It's a whole package deal. You don't have to do it all the time. Once a lifetime. Twice a lifetime.
Oprah: I could have bought a home for what I bought the Chanel outfits for.
Andre: You could have put a child through college with a jacket alone.
Oprah: They were saying—when I was there—you know, is couture dead? And I'm, "Oh, no, couture is alive." And then I got the bill. When I got the bill I said, "I think couture is dying."