The Year in Fashion: They Said It

Quoting the quotable from 2011.

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WWD Year In Fashion issue 12/12/2011

Quoting the quotable.


“[China is] moving at such a fast pace.…There are fashionable people here that you wouldn’t even find in Paris, New York or London. They have already understood everything that they had to understand.”
— Miuccia Prada, Jan. 25

“One of my goals was always to dress the president of the U.S., and I did mean a woman president. Though I’d like to dress Barack Obama, as well.”
— Charles Nolan, quoted from WWD in his obituary; Jan. 31

“They just put the play on the screen, and they don’t change anything except make it a bit shorter for the 90 minutes that they had.”
— Cormac McCarthy about his drama “The Sunset Limited”; Feb. 3

WWD: You recently found out you’re related to French royalty — King Louis XIV. Has this information changed you?
Brooke Shields:
Nothing in my life changed. I still have to take the dog out.
— Feb. 3

“She was very, very engaged behind the scenes because she cared so much about her husband’s standing in history.”
— Judy Woodruff, “NewsHour” senior correspondent, on Nancy Reagan; Feb. 4

“I believe very strongly that if you want people to come back to your product every day, you have to make them think and you have to make them smile.”
— Jesse Angelo, editor of News Corp.’s The Daily; Feb. 3

“I’m a bit obsessed with our universal obsession with military clothing — the idea that we all want to look like soldiers, without actually being one.”
— Greg Lauren (Ralph’s nephew), launching a fashion collection; Feb. 7

“It’s better than sitting back in the back and not being able to see the whole view.…I really like Amelia Earhart. She’s from Kansas. She disappeared, so I have to take her place. I want to be Dorothy. I want to be Amelia Earhart.…I want to do it all.”
— Model Lindsey Wixson on wanting to learn to fly before she’s 18; Feb. 7

“Wit is better [than humor]. The best of Barneys was when it was witty. In terms of a laugh riot, maybe not, but wit is part of the DNA.”
— Barneys ceo Mark Lee, Feb. 7

“With unemployment you see a rise in tooth decay. [The attitude becomes:] ‘I’ll cut my own hair and the hell with my teeth.’ You’re on the precipice of getting ill.”
— Sociologist Thomas Cottle, Feb. 8

“You can have as many duvet covers as you have lovers. Well, maybe that’s not so good to say. Maybe have as many duvets as you would like to have lovers.”
— Diane von Furstenberg, on her home collection at Bloomingdale’s; Feb. 14

“I don’t think any Sunday will compare to that moment [performing at the Super Bowl]. But this Sunday I am at a fashion show and I am not at the Grammys. I chose fashion over music this Sunday.”
— Fergie, Feb. 14

“I asked [my three-year old son] if he liked the clothes and he said, ‘Yeah, but how come the girls look so unhappy?’”
— Liev Schreiber, taking his son to his first fashion show; Feb. 14

“It’s just a bad version of a newspaper in electronic form with a very condescending view of the audience.”
— Slate chairman Jacob Weisberg, about Rupert Murdoch’s new iPad newspaper, The Daily; Feb. 14

“We have as much responsibility as we did then, but today we have created an environment that is much safer than it was five, 10 and 100 years ago.”
— Kevin Burke, American Apparel & Footwear Association, on the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; March 21

“I’ve never been the adult supervision before.”
— Marty Staff, joining American Apparel as chief sales development officer; March 23

“Image is the most important thing about someone’s career and longevity. I want to be around until I’m not around anymore and then some.”
— Jessica Simpson, March 28

“That’s one thing about fashion: You can really, really tell someone’s type from what they are wearing.”
— Amar’e Stoudemire, April 13

“To be honest, I was very unfamiliar with him. Basketball is a field I knew nothing about…but once I watched him play, I was completely and utterly impressed with his work ethic, by how much he encourages his teammates, and how much of a team player he is.”
— Rachel Roy, on her clothing deal with Amar’e Stoudemire; April 13

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