Top Fashion Quotes: They Said What?

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The highly quotable have been at it again…

When I design and wonder what the point is, I think of someone having a bad time in their life. Maybe they are sad and they wake up and put on something I have made and it makes them feel just a bit better. So, in that sense, fashion is a little help in the life of a person. But only a little.” — Miuccia Prada

“I think the moment that I’m very proud of is building a business without using animals. And, hopefully, changing people’s perception of how you can do luxury fashion.” — Stella McCartney

“I think that fashion has become such a big business and with globalization we are on new territory at this point. We are not just designing for a country we are designing for a world now. To me, fashion is like a mirror. It’s a reflection of the times. And if it doesn’t reflect the times, it’s not fashion. Because people aren’t gonna be wearing it.” — Anna Sui

“People in the fashion industry have used the press a lot more than people in the film industry, because you have nothing to sell except for the image: The image is everything.” — Elle Macpherson

“I like individuality in fashion – it annoys me when celebrities put on a bodycon dress and a pair of high heels and suddenly they are ‘style icons.” — Georgie Henley

“Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day.” — Oscar de la Renta

“About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness, and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.” — Manolo Blahnik

“I like fashion to go down to the street, but I can’t accept that it should originate there.” — Coco Chanel  

“People always ask me how I start a collection, and I tell them that I just look around. What am I tired of? What am I in the mood for? Real fashion change comes from real changes in real life. Everything else is just decoration.” — Tom Ford 

“Now, we’re just imitating and imitating and imitating what we’ve done before. The real revolution on how we make clothes and how we wear clothes is about to come. I don’t know if we should be afraid or not. That’s when we’re going to see a Steve Jobs in the industry.” — Norma Kamali

“Clothes and jewellery should be startling, individual. When you see a woman in my clothes, you want to know more about them. To me, that is what distinguishes good designers from bad designers.” — Alexander McQueen




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