Hussein Chalayan Doesn’t Mind That Gucci Never Invested in Him

Hussein Chalayan Photo: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/2010 AFP

Gucci Group apparently toyed with the idea of investing in Hussein Chalayan's label a few years back, but it ended up falling through. Which is a good thing, he says: "For me, our brand doesn't subscribe to the corporate machine, but financial issues are always the hardest part of the business ... There is a difference between being a creative and being a businessperson, and I'm glad that it didn't happen. I believe things happen for a reason and if it did go through, I would have been sucked into a money-making corporate machine." [Vogue UK]