The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.— Massimo Vignelli
Valuable Fashion And Art quotations
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
For me fashion is an expression of art that is very closely related both to me and to my body. I see it as an expression of identity combined with desire, moods and a cultural setting.
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
Fashion is not art. The aims of fashion and art are different and there is no need to compare them.
When I see beautiful clothes, I want to keep them, preserve them.
.. Clothes, like architecture and art, reflect an era.
MTV in general is involved with so many artists - musicians, actors, people in the fashion industry, and art world.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.
Art is the only thing you cannot punch a button for.
You must do it the old-fashioned way. Stay up and really burn the midnight oil. There are no compromises.
Novelty is seldom the essential... make a subject better from its intrinsic nature.
I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - thing I had no words for.
Fashions pass quickly, and nothing is more pathetic than those puppets of fashion outrageously made up one day, pale the next, pleated or ironed stiff, libertine or ascetic. Playing with fashion is an art. The first rule is don't burn your wings.
Of course there is a lot of fluidity now between art, architecture and fashion - a lot more cross-pollination in the disciplines, but this isn't about competition, it's about collaboration and what these practices and processes can contribute to one another.
I’ve never wanted to be called an artist.
The term itself seems old-fashioned. It’s a term that does not relate to modern times. And it’s too confining. What I love about fashion is its accessibility and its democracy. Everyone wears it, and everyone relates to it.
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.
How full of the creative genius is the air in which these [snowflakes] are generated! I should hardly admire them more if real stars fell and lodged on my coat. Nature is full of genius. Full of the divinity. So that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
I definitely think that fashion is a form of art and love that people can express themselves through what they wear.
A good model can advance fashion by ten years.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
There are vogues and fashions in jurisprudence as in literature and art and dress.
You can be good at technology and like fashion and art.
You can be good at technology and be a jock. You can be good at technology and be a mom. You can do it your way, on your terms.
And now, I'm just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Fashion is in the sky, in the street.
Fashion intersects a lot with art and film and music, and that was appealing to me. I read a bunch of fashion blogs and wanted to be part of the community.
The concept of commercialism in the fashion and art world is looked down upon.
You know, just to think, 'What amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like?' And, 'How does creativity apply across the board?'
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
There are very few good writers about art, and you either get art-fashion writing with trendy views or you get very traditional writing. Occasionally, you get people who can write in an interesting way. Really, I think in a sense art writing needs to be renewed as well. It's in a pretty bad condition.
There are many more important things in life than fashion.
But fashion, to me, is part of pop culture. And I'm an art collector. I'm obsessed with art and pop culture. And I say that there is fame, fashion, art, music and entertainment, including celebrity, that really moves the needle in society.
Women from fashion magazines, they hate other women.
They like to tell other women they are ugly and often it works. Women's magazines are mostly about the outside and not about the inside. About make-up instead of arts and literature. Its such a shame.
The noblest art is that of making others happy.
I love watching Rihanna in fashion. I like to see her take chances and risks. I like seeing Naomi Campbell in the forefront. They're both women who stand out and use their bodies as canvases to introduce this functional art to the world. They carry it in a way that is very inspiring.
I can one day do dance, and the next maybe do a movie, and then maybe I can choreograph, or work with different photographers for fashion shoots, or different art forms. You're never stuck. You're going at a different level. You're sucking in things, rather than closing. You're trying things out.
One thing that I always liked about fashion was that it was tied in with music and art and film.
Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what you don't.
I'm sort of like Jean-Paul Goude, the graphic designer who used to style Grace Jones and shoot all her visuals, just meaning that I use all mediums in one - music, fashion, and art. I'm hitting it from all angles.
The things which can make life enjoyable remain the same.
They are, now as before, reading, music, fine arts, travel, the enjoyment of nature, sports, fashion, social vanity (knightly orders, honorary offices, gatherings) and the intoxication of the senses.
Music and fashion go hand in hand. I think music inspires all types of arts; it inspires life, emotion, mood, and all of those things are reflected in my fashion and my style. One doesn’t go without the other.
Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.
I was born in the '60s and grew up in the '70s - not exactly the best decade for food in British history. It was horrendous. It was a time when, as a nation, we excelled in art and music and acting and photography and fashion - all creative skills... all apart from cooking.
Punk's influence on music, movies, art, design and fashion is no longer in doubt. It is used as the measurement for what is cool.
I've always loved the fashion of the '30s and everything that came with the Art Deco era - the jewelry and the glamour.
I think more and more, if you live in the current world - and live internationally - it's all a mix of interests, and the same people who are interested in fashion are also interested in movies, art, and culture.
Chaos is everywhere - and artists, to fashion art and live truthfully, have no choice but to invite this unwanted guest right into the studio.