Working out is modern couture. No outfit is going to make you look or feel as good as having a fit body. Buy less clothing and go to the gym instead.— Rick Owens
Captivate Couture quotations
Haute Couture should be fun, foolish and almost unwearable.
Haute couture consists of secrets whispered from generation to generation, If, in ready-to-wear, a garment is manufactured according to standard sizes, the haute couture garment adapts to any imperfection in order to eliminate it.
A woman is closest to being naked when she is well-dressed.
The couture is what a certain kind of clientele wears.
But it's amusing to do because you do it piece by piece. It's another concept. It's much more work.
Only in Paris do couture workers, from seamstress to mannequin, worship a dress and treat it like a baby.
One of the toughest guys in the world is Randy Couture - he is the true epitome of what a tough guy is.
A mutt is couture-it's the only one like it in the world, made especially for you.
The habit of breaking up one's colour to make it brilliant dates from further back than Impressionism - Couture advocates it in a little book called 'Causeries d'Atelier' written about 1860 - it is part of the technique of Impressionism but used for quite a different reason.
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.
I hate the terminology of "costume" because my clothes are not costumes at all.
I think they're high fashion, avant-garde, and more couture, definitely, and yes, some of my pieces are not particularly wearable, but I wouldn't say they're costumes, I'd say they're more couture.
EXTREME LUXURY ISN'T THE MOST BLING-BLING, IT'S EXTREME REFINEMENT, WHICH IS COUTURE AT ITS FINEST.
Fashion is in the sky, in the street.
I do not believe there has ever been a name as important as Pierre Cardin in the general history of couture.
I have a very haute couture way of working.
I had the luck at 18 to become assistant to Christian Dior, and to succeed him at 21 and to meet with success from my first collection in 1958. That will be 44 years in a few days. Above all it was Christian Dior who was my master and who was the first to reveal the secrets and mysteries of haute couture.
I love the idea of couture and its emphasis on creation.
There's where I made my name - in design - and there's where I'd like to stay.
I was wearing like, a Juicy Couture men's polo shirt. We weren't there, like, ready for war.
Sure, we had to be skinny. I lived on Diet Coke and apples for two years. For the couture, we had to get up at 4 am to be sewn into the clothes and there was huge pressure to be thin. But I made a million dollars by the time I was 20, I bought a town house in Manhattan and put myself through Columbia. Does that make me a victim?
Couture was only for rich people. Givenchy was for rich people. A bag cost 5,000 euro; a coat cost 10,000 euro. In the beginning, I couldn't react. I was just working like a machine, because I wanted to make the house happy.
For me, haute couture is a necessity.
I never would have done this job were it not for haute couture. It is a comfort, a security. I almost feel it is our duty to continue. Haute couture is France. We have to keep all the skills and craftmanship alive.
I even do my ready-to-wear samples like couture.
I'm constantly correcting young people and fashion students in this nation when they say "Well, I do couture." By definition, you don't. You have to be licensed by the government of France to do couture. So don't use that term. You can say that you do one-of-a-kind, you can say it's custom, but you can't say it's couture - because it's inaccurate.
After all, it's very important for any big-name designer to have a couture range. I leave the ready-to-wear to my partner and team.
I've never tried to do couture, because it's a whole different beast.
For me, couture is the kingdom of imagination, creativity and experimentation, and this is how I approach it. I do, however, remain pragmatic and realistic.
Couture has copied my things for years, in addition to countless other costume designers, claiming theirs were the original ideas. It's all part of the business, unfortunately.
After I knock out Randy Couture, I'll fight for the heavyweight title, the real heavyweight boxing title in October or November, come back and fight in the UFC in January or February. It doesn't matter, I'm a two sport athlete. The oldest man to ever do that.
Today couture has to be expensive, but it shouldn’t look expensive.
A great pair of shoes can make a $20 outfit look like couture, and a poorly constructed pair of shoes can make couture look like a cheap knockoff.
I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture.
Couture is more your own world, they come and buy head-to-toe - they buy the jewelry, bags, coats, dresses, bodies underneath.... But couture is not dead - it's taken another shape.
My own show with Sterling Ruby, for example, seems like such a huge disconnection from Dior couture, but then I think, yeah, in both collections there was a very strong focus on the human hand and the actual work of people making garments. So in that sense, they were completely related. But I didn't realize that during the process.
Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive.