In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

Dress shabbily, they notice the dress. Dress impeccably, they notice the woman.

I never fall down. I always fight.

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

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The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve.

I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.

There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.

There are people who have money and people who are rich.

Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.

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Don't spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door.

Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.

Fashion is made to become unfashionable.

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I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all.

Fashion is instant language.

My friends, there are no friends.

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.

Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.

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Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.

Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.

Elegance is refusal.

It is always better to be slightly underdressed.

Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.

Gentleness doesn't get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.

I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.

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There are people who have money and people who are rich.

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony.

There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!

As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom.

Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck.

The environment was so strong, so dramatic.

Tragedy is all over Calabria; it's in the air. All this corresponds to my temperament.

I learned to work with my mother, who had an haute-couture business.

I liked women as a shape to dress.

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Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes.

I want to be the joy to people through my work.

I really want to make clothes that are feminine and help women look beautiful.

I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

My only dream is to get old and finally have time to read all the books that I'm collecting.

I am a typical Italian; I love the clan. But I don't think about getting married.

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Simplicity is the key note of all true elegance

I'm a little like Marco Polo, going around and mixing cultures.

At the beginning of my career, it was very hard to go up.

Now, it's very hard to stay on top. You have to stay there, and I want to stay there so badly. I'm still standing.

I don't license everywhere. I take care of my name.

Women are more sure of themselves today. They don't have to emulate the way men dress.

Fashion needs incredible women, alive, stimulating, with style like Diana Vreeland. She is the most. The way she talks expresses all her values.

I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast... We have to change.

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The best things in life are free, the second best are very expensive

Designing came to me. I didn't have to move.

I want to be a designer for my time.