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Culled from the pages of WWD. Compiled by Dianne M. Pogoda

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WWD Year In Fashion issue 2007/12/11
Culled from the pages of WWD. Compiled by Dianne M. Pogoda

“I worry a little about calling it blackberry, but that’s what it is.”
— David Yurman, on the brand’s new packaging; Jan. 5

“I love breaking the rules and the ability to have other niches. There’s no limit. I think this is very important for retail.”
— Ralph Lauren, on his company’s new Global Brand Concepts private label division; Jan. 8

“I like a woman who takes pride in the way she looks. I like women who aren’t afraid to iron. People don’t iron anymore. Sometimes you gotta iron.”
— Rap star Coolio, on his new collection; Jan. 10

“There’s something to be said for being kicked out of your comfort zone. But I have learned that all businesses are alike and face the same kind of challenges. You’d be surprised at how much business is like business.”
— Newly minted Liz Claiborne ceo William L. McComb; Jan. 16

“It helps that I speak the languages. I can scream at [Mario] Boselli in Italian and beg to Didier [Grumbach] in French.”
— CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg; Jan. 19

“There would be a revolt in this country if the Super Bowl were pay-per-view. I think we should make the State of the Union pay-per-view.”
— Humorist Mo Rocca; Jan. 25

“There are more fat people in the world than too-skinny ones, and the fat ones have big, big problems. Nobody cares; they are not glamorous. We are designers, not doctors who have to care about ‘eating disorders.’”
— Karl Lagerfeld; Jan. 30

“Counterfeiters and pirates are thwarting economic development and endangering health and safety.”
— Kamil Idris, World Intellectual Property Organization; Jan. 31

“We’re cold, but we’re willing to freeze our butts off for a few hours.”
— PETA protestor Melissa Sehgal, wearing only a PETA banner; Feb. 2

“I wear Black Orchid a lot, but I’m not your average guy.”
— Tom Ford on his Private Blend fragrance collection; Feb. 2
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