Fashion Quotes

Great costumes, especially in a period piece, shouldn’t take over but instead help strengthen the actors’ performances.

I don’t believe that everything has to be a cashmere sweater and a pair of luxury flannels. Not everyone can afford Ralph Lauren Purple Label and not everyone wants it. So I made clothes for the preppy, for the RRL guy, for the luxury sportswear guy. Is it a dressing-up box for the American Dream? […]

It’s not just about clothes; it’s how you live. It’s like with my restaurants. I didn’t know they were going to be successful. I just had a feeling for what I wanted. It’s the same as the clothes. It feels the same. Now, you got to keep it going, you got to keep the food […]

How strange it is to see with how much passion people see things only in their own fashion.

There’s so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.

Now, another thing, the crotch, down where your nuts hang, it’s always a little too tight. So when you make them up, give me an inch where I can let it out there, because they cut me. They’re just like riding a wire fence… Leave me… about an inch to where the front of the […]

With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized.

NothIng happened in the sixties except that we all dressed up.

Everything went. And when it went it didn’t go well. The wild, prophetic voices of the sixties can still be heard muttering in doorways and begging with paper cups. And the nonconformists long ago exhausted the supply of stuff with which not to conform. They’ve been reduced to wearing tongue studs.

We changed the world. Life has never been the same since that “youthquake” of forty years ago. Think of all the things we wouldn’t have if not for the uninhibited freedom and creativity of the 1960s: Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream, Narcotics Anonymous, twentyfour-hour help lines, Cher, the Volkswagen New Beetle, comedians who […]