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" Anything that's feathery-looking, I love. "
" I don't happen to approve of plastic surgery. I think God put plastic surgeons on this earth for good reasons - people get burned or people might have a nose like Pinocchio and that has to be fixed. But to just chop yourself up to look a few years younger? You could come out looking like a Picasso picture. "
" Nobody is original anymore. Nobody has any original style. "
" Great personal style is an extreme curiosity about yourself. "
" I go out in New York, and I think, boy, you can look at someone and pretty much determine their zip code. Everyone seems to want to conform. I wonder, are they all just button-pressers, on the Internet all day long? I don't know. "
" I get very involved with my things, and they are not standard equipment. "
" You can change the look of an outfit so easily by changing the kind of jewellery you wear. If you have a basic outfit on - a black sweater and skirt or a simple black dress - you can go from the office to a cocktail party at night just by changing your jewellery. It helps if you change your shoes as well. "
" Coco Chanel once said that what makes a woman look old is trying desperately to look young. Why should one be ashamed to be 84? Why do you have to say that you're 52? Nobody's going to believe you anyway, so why be such a fool? It's nice that you got to be so old. It's a blessing. "
" I don't expect to find inspiration. It just sort of comes. Sometimes you step on a bug and you get inspired. "
" Nothing I ever did I expected to do. It just kind of happened. "
" In my view, you can't go to the future if you haven't come from the past. "
" I'm a practical person. Most fashion people live in the clouds, and they're full of it. I live like a human being - or, I try to - and I have to be intelligent; I have to be practical. I'm a great believer in common sense, and the older I get, I see that common sense is not that common. "
" It's better to be happy than to be well-dressed. "
" My look is either very baroque or very Zen - everything in between makes me itch. "
" You can be born with the talent to be an opera star, but you've got to work and practice it. "
" I just roll with the punches. "
" Shock can kill you. Shock is terrible. But what you've got to do is live in the present, which is what I have always done. "
" I never had to look for confidence because I just wore what I wanted to wear. I would never wear anything to offend my husband or my mother, but outside of that, I always figured, I hope I'm not a rebel, and I hope everybody liked it. And if they didn't like it, it really was not going to disturb me because it was their problem, not mine. "
" There was Pauline de Rothschild, who I thought was very fabulous, and Millicent Rogers, the Standard Oil heiress, very chic, very clever, very original. I admired both those women very much. And I had a great example with my mother, who was extremely chic. "
" I still have the dress I wore on the first date with my husband, which was more than 66 years ago. I still have it, and it still fits. "
" I was never a fan of Chanel. I liked it on other people. Some other people. All the ladies who were too plump and busty looked like little sausages. "
" I was in art school since I was five years old. I've always been to art school. Everything that's happened to me, nothing's been planned. I've never had a business plan. I just kind of fell into it, and I liked it, and I took a chance. I took a lot of chances in my life. "
" You have to push yourself when you're older because it's very easy to fall into the trap. You start to fall apart - you just have to do your best to paste yourself together. I think doing things and being active is very important. When your mind is busy, you don't hurt so much. "
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" I'm not a pretty person. I don't like pretty, so I don't feel badly. Most of the world is not with me, but I don't care. "
" Creativity is down the tube. And people give a lot of lip service to individuality. I know they all appreciate it, but they all say they would like to do it, but they don't want to work at it, and it doesn't come out of the sky. "
" Oh my God, I'm a walking advertisement for discounted shopping. "
" You learn as you grow up, if you're intelligent - or even three-quarter witted - that there's no free lunch. You pay for things in various ways. Living, loving, everything else is a matter of the same principles: you learn to work with what you have. "
" When you don't dress like everybody else, you don't have to think like everybody else. "
" I was always known in my industry, and I always enjoyed a modicum of popularity. "
" I had the good fortune to be able to take a course with Margaret Mead. I had a fabulous art course, where it was explained to me that nothing exists in a vacuum, that everything is a result of the period in which it's done - the economics, the sociology, the politics, all sewn together. That was a very important lesson. "
" I have ideas that I think might be amusing, and I try them, and if they look right, I carry them out, and if they don't, I throw them out and try something else. I don't agonize about it. "