They Said It

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

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WWD Year In Fashion issue 2007/12/11
“Young designers are so interesting and cool. [They] have a very clear sense of what people want to wear, especially young people. Not to dis people who have been around for a real long time. Obviously, there is a lot to be said for longtime talent and expertise.”
— Anna Paquin; Feb. 5

“There is a terrible tendency in London to become hysterical. It is the most hysterical fashion city, and the failure rate of designers is huge.”
— Colin McDowell, Fashion Fringe; Feb. 6

“I think it’s the first season I haven’t been run over by Beyoncé’s bodyguard.”
— Cindi Leive, on the dearth of celebrities at the New York collections; Feb. 9

“I’m the least electable person in the country. I would start out my campaign with the slogan ‘Religion is bad and drugs are good.’”
— Bill Maher; Feb. 16

“People look at me and David and they see fashion, they see family, they see sports. I think there are people who want to be a part of that. It’s aspirational.”
— Victoria Beckham, on her budding lifestyle empire, dVb; Feb. 20

“I don’t spend all my life at the gym. I’m not constantly at the hairdresser’s changing the color of my hair. And I’m not constantly on a camel on research because if I was, I wouldn’t have achieved what I’ve achieved in the last 10 years…

“More and more I’m realizing that [Christian Dior] laid the blueprint for fashion as we know it today, and the staples of a woman’s wardrobe today….And this was achieved in 10 years and continues today.”
— John Galliano; Feb. 27

“I just think that my work is so far ahead of the curve that it took a while for uptown to catch up.”
— Eric Bogosian; March 1

“I told [chef] Stephanie [Valentine] she could use lobster, caviar, Champagne or truffles — Nina [Griscom] and Sandy [Hill]’s four major food groups.”
— Kendall Conrad at a luncheon for her new cookbook; March 1
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