Favorite Quotations ~  Fashion Face Forward

"I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch." ~ Gilda Radner

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My fashion pictures are documents just as much as my boat people or my pictures for Band-Aid of Sudan. ~ David Bailey

Fashion is in the sky, the streets, fashion has to do with ideas, the way in which we live, the events surrounding us. ~ Coco Chanel

I'd be ashamed to see a woman walking around with my name-label on her, address and railway station, like a wardrobe trunk. ~ D. H. Lawrence

Good shoulders and a long waist are the most necessary when it comes to wearing clothes. ~ Oleg Cassini

I wash with my own soap--wear my own perfume…got to bed on my own sheets… have my own food products. I live on me. ~ Pierre Cardin

I don't design clothes. I design dreams. ~ Ralph Lauren

Dressing is a way of life. ~ Yves Saint Laurent

I've always loved the pomp and circumstance of dressing up; the pagenatry and all of the glamour of Hollywood. ~ Halle Berry

The sense of being perfectly well dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Woman's first duty in life is to her dressmaker. What the second duty is no one has yet discovered. ~ Oscar Wilde

The biggest fashion mistake people make is they try to hang on to their youth. Embrace who you are now—your body, your lifestyle, your coloring. ~ Joseph Abboud, AARP, 10/04

An ounce of sequins can be worth a pound of home cooking. ~ Marilyn vos Savant

I think it's the responsibility of a designer to try to break rules and barriers. I'm a little like Marco Polo, going around and mixing cultures. ~ Gianni Versace

My approach is that fashion must always be optimistic, and that a woman will always be enticed by beautiful clothes. ~ Oscar de la Renta