They Are Saying Today: 06/04/2014

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

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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.

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