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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
“It costs so much that we are not even saying how much.”
— Versace chief Giancarlo DiRisio, on the helicopter designed by the house; March 1

“I walk down the street or into a room at Sundance and everyone wants to know what I think about their movies. I go to a fashion show and no one gives a s--t what I think.”
— Harvey Weinstein; March 12

“Warren Beatty was a f---ing killer in his day. The young girls would go and sit on his lap. I’d walk over and say, ‘Is this OK?’ And he’d say, ‘It’s OK.’ Sinatra was the same way. Very playful.”
— Elaine Kaufman, Elaine’s; March 13

“Paris is like the final game of the World Cup in soccer. Before that, each region has fashion tournaments. Tokyo is the field where [teams] from Asian countries as well as Japanese designers compete.”
— Nobuyuki Ota, Japan Fashion Week; March 13

“Fashion is not just aligning itself with art. Art is realizing it is doing well to align itself with fashion.”
— Tamsen Schwartzman, the Museum at FIT; March 13

“People want to feel privileged.”
— Sarah Lerfel, Collete; March 26

“I’m on caviar alert — it must be around here somewhere.”
— Gordon Campbell Gray, at the launch of Quintessentially Wine rare vintage club; April 3

“H&M is fantastic, but this kind of [guest celebrity designer] strategy is depressing because it plays with people’s sense of inadequacy, treating customers as schmucks because they need the endorsement of a high-profile person to feel worthy.”
— Giorgio Armani; April 18

WWD: What’s your favorite question to ask people on your show?

Larry King: Why.

WWD: Why?

Larry King: It fits any subject, any answer. It always works. You could ask why all day long.
— April 20
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