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All Quotes by author - Hubert de Givenchy
" Always I remember when I am young, I ask my mother, 'I really want to be a dress designer.' In that time, was quite difficult because, you know, my family always criticize me for it not to be a man's job. "
" American and Italian women stimulate designers to do new things. "
" A piece of material has a life. You must never upset it if you want the material to speak. "
" As a student, I was more gifted in history and geography. Things like arithmetic were not my strength. "
" As time passes, we like to simplify our lives. "
" Balenciaga taught me everything I know. He taught me to care for the details, that it was not necessary to sew on a button where it had no use or to add a flower to make a dress beautiful... no unnecessary detail. "
" Balenciaga was my religion. Since I'm a believer, for me, there's Balenciaga, and the good Lord. "
" Clients become very attached to the fitter who they feel understands them. "
" Each of my garments is something special in itself. You give all your energy to each piece, to each creation, and I have no favourite. I love all of them equally. "
" Encouragement helps you to go one step more, become better. "
" Fabric is the most extraordinary thing; it has life. You must respect the fabric. "
" Fashion should evolve slowly, without any revolution. "
" I am of tradition, but that doesn't mean I have an old outlook on life. "
" I didn't do any designs for 'My Fair Lady.' "
" I'd love to wear the big pant, like I see on the street, or the blouson, but I'd look ridiculous. I'm not that shape. You must respect yourself. "
" I don't think I am avant-garde. I made a lot of creations and created harmony with my fabrics, but I was not like Balenciaga, for example, although he was, of course, a great inspiration. "
" I dreamed of fashion as a little boy. "
" If fashion is good, it has no epoch. "
" If I had to start over, I'll do the same thing: street clothes are the future; the client can choose two or three things and combine them as she wants. "
" If you want to express yourself, it is difficult to be by yourself. You must have people around you who understand the same music. It is like being the chef d'orchestra. They need you, but you need them desperately. "
" I had the fortune to evolve at a time when fashion was very important, and women dressed themselves very well. A woman who dressed very well also had a husband who would have beautiful collections of art and decorative objects. "
" I had this creativity always with this will for perfection, and I always said to myself, 'Look for what's best.' 'That's your goal, your driving principle.' "
" I haven't really got a green thumb, but I love gardens and their architecture. "
" I love to dance, and I love to see people dance. It is good exercise. It gives you a kind of energy. "
" In the early '50s, it was still the time of Christian Dior's New Look. Every dress was big and important, and I thought I must do something completely different. Women needed something for daytime that was wearable. "
" I really love to work like a machine. "
" It gives you a good feeling. Each year, you rediscover in a garden the magic of life. A flower arrives, and it is a miracle. The leaves fall in the autumn, and it looks fantastic. There is a tenderness about a garden, and you can't help but be sensitive to that. "
" I think all beautiful women have a clean look. They like things that are simple. "
" I think when you sell your company and are no longer the master of driving it, it's quite difficult. "
" It is important to work. It is important for my mind. "
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