Second Episode. The following quotes, by fashion designers as well, reveal how also some inspired cultural reflections may rest down there, at the very heart of fashion, maybe unrecognized.
Style is primarily a question of instinct, Bill Blass.
Fashion is more usually a gentle progression of revisited ideas, Bruce Oldfield.
Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles, Sonja Henie.
Fashion is one of the great living arts of civilisation, and self-decoration one of the fundamental human urges, Janey Ironside.
The essential element, which led me to fashion, is passion: almost a physical necessity of a direct relationship with the matter of my creativity, Gianfranco Ferrè.
I asked myself: why is it that only rich people can access exclusive fashion? Why can't a man or a woman off the street do so? I could change this rule. And I did it, Pierre Cardin.
About half my designs are controlled fantasy, fifteen percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs, Manolo Blahnik.