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My clothes have a story. They have an identity. They have a character and a purpose. That's why they become classics. Because they keep on telling a story. They are still telling it.
The fight is no longer between the classes or between rich and poor but between the idiots and the eco-conscious.
You have a more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes.
Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality, not quantity. Everybody's buying far too many clothes.
Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.
It is extremely difficult to say how long the process actually took to finally achieve my fragrance, Boudoir, because there was a lot of time waiting around for other people.
I am attracted to people who make this effort in knowing what suits them - they are individual and stylish.
I'm not trying to do something different, I'm trying to do the same thing but in a different way
Buy less, choose well: that's the maxim. Quality not quantity. That's the most environmentally friendly thing you can do.
If you wear clothes that don't suit you, you're a fashion victim. You have to wear clothes that make you look better.
The sexiest people are thinkers. Nobody's interested in somebody who's just vain with a hole in their head, talking about the latest thing - there is no latest thing. It's all rubbish.
The only reason I'm in fashion is to destroy the word conformity.
The most erotic zone is the imagination.
I’m not terribly interested in beauty. What touches me is someone who understands herself.
I think feminists are unaware of the tremendous extent of the role of women in history.
I just use fashion as an excuse to talk about politics. Because I'm a fashion designer, it gives me a voice, which is really good.
I do have reasons for what I do. I am a very political person, and I really think if you put these clothes on, you will look like a force to be reckoned with.
The young need discipline and a full bookcase.
There's nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.
It is all about technique. The great mistake of this century is to put inspiration and creativity first.
I didn't know how a working-class girl like me could possibly make a living in the art world
It's true the punk fashion itself was iconographic: rips and dirt, safety pins, zips, slogans, and hairstyles. These motifs were so iconic in themselves - motifs of rebellion.
Intelligence is composed mostly of imagination, insight, things that have nothing to do with reason.
At one time, I was very angry. I even treated fashion like a kind of crusade: you were either with us or against us, that kind of feeling. Now I know we need ideas, not kicking down a door.
I never look at fashion magazines. I find them incredibly boring.
People have never looked so ugly as they do today. We just consume far too much.
Art should never be sociological; it has got to be timeless. It's got to be your vision and how you can represent the world you see.
The muscular, athletic type is not representative of the human race, who are varied in their physique.
I like to literally put women on a pedestal
If you see everything from the point of view of women being victims in some way, you don't see the wood for the trees. It is better to be a person than a woman.
We are so conformist; nobody is thinking. We are all sucking up stuff; we have been trained to be consumers, and we are all consuming far too much.
It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity.
I design things to help people to hopefully express their personality.
I think dress, hairstyle and make-up are the crucial factors in projecting an attractive persona and give one the chance to enhance one's best physical features.
Sometimes you need to transport your idea to an empty landscape and then populate it with fantastic looking people.
My clothes are very popular in Japan.
Buy less, choose well & do it yourself!
The only possible effect one can have on the world is through unpopular ideas.
Wear a towel instead of a coat, it’s very chic. Or your husband’s boxer shorts with a belt, or something from your grandmother. It’s all about do-it-yourself at the moment.
I don't think punk fashion is a specter or overemphasized - it made a big impression, as there had never been anything like it before.
We are the most amazing creatures that this world has ever produced, but we seem to also have this herd mentality; we seem to be the most stupid, also.
When I'm in the street, the only people I notice are usually at least 70 years old, because they look really stylish.
The best fashion accessory is a book.
The sexiest people are thinkers.
The orb came about because I wanted to do this kitsch sweater for Prince Charles when he went hunting and fishing with his kilt on.
When we started to do punk, we put all of these things together to create the look of an urban guerrilla - a rebel.
Fashion is life-enhancing and I think it's a lovely, generous thing to do for other people.
Everybody should have a fair deal; everybody should have the chance to life in this world. If we were evolved as human beings, we would hopefully be able to alleviate suffering in the world.
My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor.
I disagree with everything I used to say.