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 Geoffrey Beene - “Before I ever think of a design I have to select the fabrics, so fabrics actually are the inspiration for any collection.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “When I don't have any ideas, I pick up fabric and start working with it and something happens.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “The influence of Paris, for instance, is now minimal. Yet a lot is written about Paris fashion.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “I come in. I'm going to sketch, I'm going to drape, I don't know what I'm going to do.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “Fashion is in a terrible state. An overdose of too much flesh.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “Designis a revelation to me. It's like taking something that is not alive and giving it form, shape, substance, and life.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “A woman should be less concerned about Paris and more concerned about whether the dress she's about to buy relates to the way she lives.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “It started with an apron, and then the bib. And it was like a piece of clothing that protected what was under it. Well, I think it's a pretty good theory.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “It started with an apron, and then the bib. And it was like a piece of clothing that protected what was under it. Well, I think it's a pretty good theory,”
 Geoffrey Beene - “Design is an unknown.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “I tell women not to believe everything they read about fashion.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “Fashion is treated too much as news rather than what it is, what it does and how it performs.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “The tops were one-shoulder cashmere sweaters and the skirts were the same silk satin that (artist John Singer) Sargent painted his women in. So it's seemingly very grand but the luxury is the comfort of it.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “Clothes should be as interesting on the inside as on the outside. Even if you enjoy it totally alone, it's important.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “I've analyzed most of my designs in the past ten years ... and I never realized that I use so little fabric. I think that's the part of modernity that the more you can design with the less, maybe the more acceptable or the more meaningful clothes are.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “Clothes should look as if a woman was born into them. It is a form of possession,this belonging to one another.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “The greatest concubines in history knew that everything revealed with nothing concealed is a bore.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “Some of my favorite things are the white jackets with the black zippers, that just zip and that's it.”
 Geoffrey Beene - “Some of my favorite things are the white jackets with the black zippers, that just zip and that's it,”
 Geoffrey Beene - “Accessories are often incorporated into the clothing, rather than using much jewelry. I have some little leather collars that sort of stick up, ... They are separate and meet and they stand up and then there's a cord that comes around, and you just tie them on. The only jewelry we're using is like silver wire, which we have done in the studio, and making it in very abstract forms.”