To be flat out honest, I was dreading having Susanne Bartsch as a client on the show, simply because she is truly one of the people in New York (and the world!) who can honestly say, "Been there, done that," about the fashion world and her own personal outrageous style. She has had the best of the best -- Vivienne Westwood, Thierry Mugler, Alexander McQueen -- all custom make outfits for her. Few people in the world are on a first name basis with the legends of avant-garde fashion as Susanne is. We have been friends for years, and with my new show, the time finally came for me to dive in and try to make my mark on Susanne Bartsch.