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All Quotes by author - Sonia Rykiel
" 1968 was the beginning of the hippie movement in fashion. That movement made fashion change completely. It was not necessary to be always dressed up. You could be dressed the way you wanted - it was absolute freedom. "
" A dress will never make a woman sexy, fatale, magnificent, mysterious. It's a way of walking, of standing, or existing, the way you give your hand or your regard. That's what makes the dress. "
" A man is attractive when he is slightly disturbing like a woman, a woman when she's a little disturbing like a man. "
" Artifice is art. "
" As soon as I am up, I brush my hair. I eat breakfast first: tea and brown bread, and sometimes a fresh fruit juice like orange or grapefruit. I write notes on the previous day in my notebook, then I shower. "
" As soon as the show is over, I always think, 'How will the woman I design for go forward?' It's so important to start quickly because I can't let her get away. "
" At hotels, you are an actress. Absolutely. You can do what you want. Go where you want. I love my home too. But I love to arrive in a hotel. They have books, chocolate, food. I put things in the little refrigerator. "
" A woman and a dress, very often, fight against each other because they are not at the same place. Sometimes you see the woman moving the belt around. She is making the robe her own. She needs that. Otherwise, the dress doesn't exist. "
" A woman who walks well parts crowds - it's something we should all be taught to do. "
" Being one step ahead of a fashion trend is not so important to me. What matters is to always forge ahead. "
" Everyone knows that life is very expensive and you can change, you can turn, you can play with clothes with a lot of accessories. "
" Everything I do is really an expression of myself, through colors and shapes and, at the same time, I try to explain what I feel not only as a creator but also as a woman. I cannot separate one from the other. "
" Fashion should be a kind of bouillon de culture. "
" First I made a dress because I was pregnant and I wanted to be the most beautiful pregnant woman. Then I made a sweater because I wanted to have one that wasn't like anyone else's. "
" For me, luxury isn't just the real thing. It's also fake. Swarovski crystals or real diamonds? It's a game. "
" French women famously take care over their appearance, but this wasn't instilled in me as I grew up. I was taught that beauty comes from different places, from the inside and from the outside. "
" How can you live the high life if you do not wear high heels? I don't understand why women wear these ballet pumps. They are only good if you walk like a ballet dancer, and only ballet dancers do that. "
" I always believe in pants. You can play with your legs, your attitude, with pants. It's much more funny. It's much more sophisticated. It's much more arrogant, like a man with feminine attitude. I love pants. "
" I am a perfectionist. It has always been this way. "
" I am what I am. Before I was not so proud to make fashion. My family thought fashion wasn't very interesting. So I hid that. "
" I became the world's queen of sweaters without even knowing how one was made. "
" I came from an intellectual Parisian family. My father was a watchmaker; my mother was a housewife. We discussed politics, art, sculpture - never fashion. "
" I care a lot about my looks, although I'm not too adventurous. Every day I dress the same way in a kind of 'uniform' of black, although in varying fabrics - it's always black. "
" I didn't listen to anyone. I was so violent, so authoritarian, only listening to what I wanted and myself. "
" I don't know how to knit. "
" I don't know why some women don't wear make-up. Every woman should gild the lily. "
" I don't read e-mails because I hate them. "
" I don't think I would ever have plastic surgery; there isn't anything I'd want to change. "
" I don't think that clothes have anything to do with the personality. That comes from the woman herself. "
" I don't want to show my pain. I resisted; I hesitated. I tried to be invisible, to pretend that nothing was wrong. It's impossible; it's not like me. "
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