When I see beautiful clothes, I want to keep them, preserve them... Clothes, like architecture and art, reflect an era.— Azzedine Alaia
The most revealing Azzedine Alaia quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
I am never sure that anythings good enough. Something that is good today will not be good tomorrow.
If you're sad about what you see in the mirror when you wake up every morning, you must change it.
I have been offered the highest paid contracts in the world.
I refused them all. It's not my thing. I don't want to cheat people. And there are certain people I am allergic to. I even intervene when I don't like a customer; I rush in and check all the names. If I don't like them, I don't take them.
Bill Cunningham he knows fashion better than anybody.
I even do my ready-to-wear samples like couture.
As a child, I was raised with my grandmother, alongside all my cousins, and the kitchen was always full.
I love films-they are like paintings.
I'm happier about my friends than I am about my work.
I still have a long way to go with work. My friends, that's the one thing I'm sure about.
I think women should be seductive, not triste.
Theres enough sadness in life now without making women look sad, too.
The foundation of beauty is the body.
The present fashion system is too hard - there are too many collections.
The designers have no time to think! Money is too important. Schedules are too crazy.
I like black, because for me it is a very happy color.
It's important to make women feel confident, because I think they are more important than men.
Perfection is never achieved, so you need to go on working.
I make clothes, women make fashion.
I'm always telling young designers to take the time to surround themselves with women.
There is a sensuality about fabric. I think all materials should be inviting when they touch the skin. When I watch children stroking their mothers clothes, I feel that I have succeeded.
Who can really say who invents something first in fashion?
I'm working 24 hours a day. I have had a house in Tunisia for 20 years, and I never have time to go because there are collections, fittings.
Fashion will last forever. It will exist always. It will exist in its own way in each era. I live in the moment. It's interesting to know the old methods. But you have to live in the present moment.
My obsession is to make women beautiful.
When you create with that in mind, things can't go out of fashion.