Marant: Designers could be great politicians

Isabel Marant has said that she wouldn't be where she is today if she ran her business the way politicians run their countries.

The French designer told Vogue, "Sometimes I was to be a politician. If politicians put the same amount of energy that we put into our collections... I think designers could be great politicians.

"If I was running my company the same way that my government runs my country, I wouldn't be where I am now. We are trapped into a system where it's difficult to find your own path."

Marant also opened up about her need to define herself when she was younger, "My mother was a German model, she was super pretty and I was an ugly little girl. I had a beautiful brother and everybody would say to him, 'What a nice girl' even though he was a boy and nobody would look at me.

"I was a tough little girl. In hindsight, I think I had to define myself in some way. So I turned to music and was very influenced by that."