Archive for ‘Fashion Quotes’

October 28, 2012

Quotes from Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld is without questions is the brightest fashion designer of the present. He is also one of the most outspoken. To continue on topic of quotes by famous designers, here is some of Largerfeld’s “karlshisms“:

  • The best things I’ve ever done have come from dreams
  • I love change; I’m attached to nothing
  • When I took on Chanel, it was a sleeping beauty — not even a beautiful one; she snored
  • Hunters make a living having learnt nothing else than hunting, killing those beasts who would kill us if they could. In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish
  • Why should I stop working? If I do, I’ll die and it’ll all be finished
  • Success nullifies; you have to do it again, and better
  • Russian men are the worst. If I would be a Russian woman, I would be a lesbian by now
  • It is my job to adopt to changes of today and not live in the past
  • What is interesting is now. If you think it was better before, then you might as well commit suicide immediately
  • Everything changes, except death. Billions have died before us, so it can’t be that bad. If you ask me, death and deep sleep are the same thing
  • In all my contracts it says, if you want me, send a private jet
  • What you need is a face. If you have a face you don’t need height or a voice. Models know this; that’s why the good ones don’t need to talk much
  • Nowadays you start to model because you’re young. Now the girls are sixteen, seventeen, fifteen, and Russian. They are like from another planet.
  • I hate all these tall women. They are all giants!
  • I don’t need meetings. I’m only interested in my own opinion anyway
  • I’m mad for books, it is a disease I won’t recover from
  • Career, what career? What does it mean – career? Everything I do is my passion. Everything is connected
  • I don’t turn pages. I tear them out. I make blank pages again. I am an unwritten book
May 30, 2011

Quotes from Famous Fashion Designers

We found it fun to get a small collection of cool quotes by famous fashion designers. They make you think once again what fashion is about or what it should be about. Which one is your favorite?

Coco Chanel

“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.”

“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”

“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”

“Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.”

“A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed”

Donatella Versace

“I don’t like balance. Balance is not a word you can use in Versace fashion.”

“I go from a full working day to making sure I am home for dinner with my kids. I couldn’t do that in a 10cm mini skirt but I am not going to resort to sweatpants and an old t-shirt.”

“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.”

Miuccia Prada

“We started with this idea of doing something fancy… but with the basis of sport.”

“The mirrors reflect a sense of displacement in today’s fashion, a lack of clear vision.”

Ralph Lauren

“It’s the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept, … It’s not about age. It’s about taste, and it’s about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything.”

“I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.”

Christian Dior

“The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.”

“Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.”

“I think that we have to be aware that people are allowed to make mistakes in their life”

Alexander McQueen

“If you ask any lady they want to be taller, they want to be slimmer, you know, and they want a waist. I’m not here to make people look like a sack of potatoes.”

Carolina Herrera

“I don’t think women need another black bag. Everybody has a black bag already, so I thought this season (needs) color.”

Roberto Cavalli

“The industrial direction is sometimes too much. We should think more about fantasy.”

“I want men to be more chic – and Japanese style has that kind of sophisticated elegance.”

Valentino Garavani

“I know what women want. They want to be beautiful.”

Vera Wang

“Ready-to-wear is what I’ve wanted to do since the beginning. … I’m not a girl who spends my life in a ballgown”

“Don’t be afraid to take time to learn. It’s good to work for other people. I worked for others for 20 years. They paid me to learn.”

Yves Saint-Laurent

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”

“The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven’t had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.”

Gianni Versace

“In the past people were born royal. Nowadays royalty comes from what you do”

Giorgio Armani

“Actually I am very glad that people can buy Armani – even if it’s a fake. I like the fact that I’m so popular around the world. ”

“To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail. ”

Karl Lagerfeld

‘”I`m not a marketing person. I don`t ask myself questions. I go by instinct.”

“Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time.”