‘The rigor and integrity with which she edited MARIE CLAIRE, and later, the first Hermès ready-to-wear collections, have their roots in the way she tackle a dish, or the question of which rosebush to plant. Don’t do it until you’re ready to do it right. If never, then so be it. It can be an arduous process, but the agony is always Claude’s, and the ecstasy always ours. Taking the easy way out would equal capitulation., and that is not why we’re here’.