"If you build an empire then you need to be the imperator. I prefer to be a private and happy citizen of the world."
Born in 1931 in a Neapolitan family with French origins, he left a career in music after meeting Balenciaga to begin a disruptively career in fashion. Then, he started his professional adventure in furniture. Later, following his aesthetic instinct, he dedicated his work to projects of gardens and villas.