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They Are Saying Today: 06/04/2014

WWD's day in quotes from today's edition.

WWD's day in quotes from today's edition.

“I’m not often on stage and I’m happy to not be so often on stage because it’s an uncomfortable place for me. I felt very honored and clearly emotional. I was happy to not be the only one. I felt embarrassed, but then after I saw [honoree] Paul [Cavaco] crying, suddenly I felt better.” — Raf Simons on accepting the International Designer of the Year Award from the CFDA.

“Online and off-price are our two biggest growth areas, in terms of the percentage of growth,” — Hudson's Bay Co. ceo Richard Baker on growth initiatives.

“We have always been influenced by surf culture and being outside in nature — the ocean has been a constant source of inspiration. The idea of doing swimwear was a natural evolution for us, and many of the pieces are inspired by runway looks and archival prints from past collections.” — Jack McCoullough and Lazaro Hernandez on Proenza Schouler adding a swimwear line.

“I’ve worked in digital startups and in traditional print, but what’s awesome about Yahoo is the chance to work in a startup atmosphere on a much larger scale.” — Britt Aboutaleb on being named managing editor at Yahoo Beauty.

"Some of the best-dressed athletes are emerging from the NHL. The players are taking risks and realizing that men’s wear is fun and not all about oversize suits." — designer John Varvatos on the emerging style of professional hockey players.

“They certainly prevented one from slouching.” — Colleen Hill, curator of “Exposed: A History of Lingerie” at the Museum at FIT, on a display of busks an accessory that was inserted at the center-front of a corset and served to straighten a wearer’s torso.

“Poor Pitiful Pearl — remember that great doll from the Fifties? That came dressed in a burlap bag and Nikita Khrushchev-style head scarf and [in] a grain brown box with wonderful copy, ‘This is Poor Pitiful Pearl?’ She is my muse.” — John Waters on the vintage doll.