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I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant.
– Oscar de la Renta
If you want to establish an international presence you can’t do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris.
Every season I am inspired by women.
Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.
I wanted this, I wanted to do this, but my work is me, and it has to be right.
The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.
Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day.
Online media is increasingly influential in fashion.
Regardless of how good or bad a collection might be, it’s a letdown after the show is over. It’s done. Something you’ve worked on for months is just over.
I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.
I do not have one theme for each season, I just try to make beautiful clothes all year round.
I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes.
I’m a very restless person. I’m always doing something. The creative process never stops.
I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked.
Although I have no plans to tweet, I am fascinated by developments on the Internet.
I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway.
We’re dealing with sophisticated customers. What’s most important to these women is individuality. I have to create things she’ll want to wear, no matter who she is.
Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.
We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.
I have this complex that if I walk into a place wearing a colorful shirt someone will stop me and say, ‘I’m sorry, but the Latin band comes through the other door.’
There is always an emotional element to anything that you make.
The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward.
My customers are successful workingwomen.
I was surrounded by sisters. My childhood was all women.