"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman."
"I’m thinking balls are to men, what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag but we’d feel naked in public without it."
"Today, fashion is really about sensuality-how a woman feels on the inside. In the ’80s women used suits with exaggerated shoulders and waists to make a strong impression. Women are now more comfortable with themselves and their bodies-they no longer feel the need to hide behind their clothes."
"While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence - which, I believe, does make the woman."
"About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs."
"Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future."