It's important to create what you desire to, not what people expect you to.

My passion for music has always inspired my designs.

Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

I think it is really important to have a sense of business.

As a designer you can get so wrapped up in the design and fashion side that you forget the business side.

Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.

 image quote by Giorgio Armani

To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.

Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.

If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it's not the peopleand it's not the things, it's travel and experiencing different environments.

Providing, meaning to a mass of unrelated needs, ideas, words and pictures - it is the designer's job to select and fit this material together and make it interesting.

I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.

You want to look fashionable and put-together, not like you hit every sale rack this season.

 image quote by Yves Saint Laurent

Fashions fade, style is eternal.

When in doubt, wear red.

The client is not always right.

If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there's no one like you.

Now is the most exciting time in fashion.

Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day.

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.

The beliefs I was raised with - to respect animals and to be aware of nature, to understand that we share this planet with other creatures - have had a huge impact on me.

 image quote by Gloria Vanderbilt

I always believe that one woman's success can only help another woman's success.

The real questions are: Does it solve a problem? Is it serviceable? How is it going to look in ten years?

It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity.

For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is.

Yeah, my dream would be to work for 6 months and then have 6 months to play, just snowboarding, surfing, and going to cool places to listen and be alone and kinda chill out.

There are days when I'm completely depressed and able to do only one drawing.

Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.

 image quote by Saul Bass

I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.

Design is everything. Everything!

Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself.

A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.

And it came to me, and I knew what I had to have before my soul would rest.

I wanted to belong - to belong to my mother. And in return - I wanted my mother to belong to me.

I was brought up to understand that we are all here on planet earth together.

I think it's dangerous to think that you're successful, because then you become complacent.

 image quote by Paul Rand

Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.

Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects.

The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.

If you cannot learn to love real art at least learn to hate sham art.

Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic.

Buzz and the right publicist are not only important but crucial in show business.

People ask how can a Jewish kid from the Bronx do preppy clothes? Does it have to do with class and money? It has to do with dreams.

But, having a perfume and license, in general, is a financial necessity.

A designer must, to reap back the money spent on prototypes and all that sort of thing.

 image quote by Vivienne Westwood

Buy Less. Choose Well.

Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.

My clothes are very popular in Japan.

But each time I seemed to be climbing into a roller coaster and finding myself coming through the downhill run with that sort of dazed feeling that we all know.

If I can feel freedom then I can create.

But to me, to be original is to be yourself.

We all look for lost time.

 image quote by Tom Ford

Dressing well is a form of good manners.

To me, eyewear goes way beyond being a prescription.

It's like makeup. It's the most incredible accessory. The shape of a frame or the color of lenses can change your whole appearance.

It's for all the women who embrace my aesthetic, but can't afford a Vera Wang dress. If women can get anything out of it - a little bit of me or a lot of me, that's what's important.

A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes.

What about David Bowie? He's a sexy creature.

I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant.

My first novel took 12 years to complete because life got in my way.

 image quote by Giorgio Armani

Elegance is not about being noticed, it's about being remembered.

Write in a disciplined manner, but write in a way that is natural to the individual's thought processes.

Even my aunt Joan, hopelessly sentimental about every member of our family, admitted that I was hideous.