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The highly quotable have been at it again…

“My entire career, it’s always been like, ‘Oh, (pre-fall is) just a selling collection.’ It has so many boxes to check, and it becomes such a chore, and I just hated that. There’s more and more (to do) for all of us. I look at it not only from my point of view but from (an editor’s) point of view, like, Why would you just want to go look at another showroom? What a drag.” — Stella McCartney

“I wanted to work at Women’s Wear Daily as an illustrator and went for an interview. John Fairchild told me that I had better take up design, because I wasn’t good enough to be an illustrator. I went to Parsons, but I didn’t graduate. You know that? I had to go to summer school, because I failed draping. I showed them. I failed typing in high school. That’s why I’m not very good on the computer … Anne (Klein) taught me the best lesson in the world – that a designer is a designer, even if she’s designing toothbrushes and hospital gowns.” — Donna Karan

“I’ve matured, and that has definitely affected my aesthetic. We always joke that everyone’s always like, ‘Oh, it’s downtown New York!’ and ‘It’s models off duty!’ I was a stupid 21-year-old when I said that. I didn’t know how to talk to the press. I’d mention something like that, and they’d blow it up to big, crazy extremes. In a certain way, it helped us define a look to a certain audience.” — Alexander Wang

“I wear a lot of black. You know what, black’s easier. The more color you have in your wardrobe, the longer it takes you to get dressed.” — Rooney Mara

“I still feel like a misfit at things like this, but a better-dressed misfit.” — Michelle Williams at the Oscars

“I think that my fans and customers really get to know me and my sense of humor through my tweets. I think people see the real me.” — Victoria Beckham

“As an industry, we’re at risk now of sliding into religious thinking, a too-fervent belief in the cult of the brand. And the risk is that in all the wise and necessary moves into new terrain, and all the enthusiasm for ‘brand’ and brand extensions, we neglect the thing at the center. Journalism, photography, design, creative thinking, editing and packaging, they’re what drive it all … and I don’t hear a lot about them these days. What I hear is, ‘That’s great for the brand.’ No, that is the brand!” — GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson

“Accessories are like vitamins to fashion – as such, you should use them liberally.” — Anna Dello Russo

“It’s always peculiar when I speak of myself in the third person.” — Giorgio Armani

 

 




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