The way you dress or the car you drive or what you spend is to impress other people with how, I guess, successful and rich you are. But you’re not, and you shouldn’t, and who gives a damn what other people think anyway. So, that mentality, I think, is very destructive.
Almost every collection I do has 200 different references. I don’t have two of the same coat, two of the same dress. I have it in one color, in one fabric. I’ve tried to adapt the culture of couture, and the know-how and the heritage, but I try to update it.
I wanted to go out of fashion, to study medicine. I thought, you know, who needs fashion? How important is it if you wear a red dress and an orange jacket? It’s not, really.
Our clothes are not always beautiful on the hanger, but put them on, and they fit like bathing suits.
I mean, I did a film, a musical of ‘Scrooge’, in ’70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors. I hope that the day will come when we don’t have to turn up at all.
I just feel so sexy when I’m salsa dancing and wearing the salsa clothes. I love dancing, and the salsa is just so sexy.
Even though I try not to overthink and dress the way I want to, I admit that there’s way too much pressure on female actors to look good. I’m well aware that I don’t have the perfect body type. I’m constantly struggling with myself to achieve the perfect body.
I think a lot of African-American kids don’t have fathers to teach them how to dress, so you end up being taught by pictures in magazine and movies. You see cowboys, Indians, old Hollywood films, Cary Grant. It has an effect on you.
In the heyday of the Oscars, there were electric sparks flying. When Cher went in her fabulous Bob Mackie dress and her Mohawk, and Bjoerk with her swan dress. Then we thought it was bad taste now I think it should have been the best dress because she stood out.
They are best dressed, whose dress no one observes.
My look is a very individual look. I love Pink, but I don’t really dress like Pink.
Even if I did have, you know, a ‘Sports Illustrated’ body, I’d still wear elegant clothes.
There’s a continuity between what I care about in any form: I care about it in my music, in article-writing, in how I dress, in how I live, in my relationships, in how I navigate paparazzi, how I decorate my home. There’s such a continuity between everything that I don’t really care what form it shows up in.
When I’m not working, I dress like a surfer. I look like I’m going to come into your house and clean your pool.
I didn’t mean to be a TV presenter, I just hated modeling. It feels very odd that it’s turned into this ‘It-girl’ thing. What does that even mean? I wear clothes and I go out. It’s so weird.
But I love how people who are musical, they know how to dress.
Cinderella’ the cartoon scared me. I watched the bits with the mice, and the scenes with the stepsisters ripping her dress apart scared me. Cinderella was never even my favorite character in ‘Into the Woods.’
Seeing yourself in print is such an amazing concept: you can get so much attention without having to actually show up somewhere… You don’t have to dress up, for instance, and you can’t hear them boo you right away.
Clothes and manners do not make the man but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
With clothes, I like mixing what different designers do until it becomes a personal expression of how I’m feeling that day.
The scruffier your beard, the sharper you need to dress.
On my first album I was wearing a lot of guys pants, baggy clothes and stuff like that. I was 17 and I was a little tomboy. And you would never see me wearing a dress or heels on my first record.
I have my clothes made in Hong Kong, but I love Shangai Tang in New York.
I was always in trouble at school for what I was wearing I was never made a prefect because of the way I used to dress – I ripped my tights, my skirts were too short, all sorts of things.
I would prefer to keep my clothes on. Unless there’s a brisk breeze or something, I tend to keep them on.
You’ve got to have the right attire for the right event. I attend a lot of dinners, a lot of concerts, and I have to be on the red carpet each has its own dress code, and I have to be prepared. Jeans and a hoodie are great for a concert, but a dinner party?
One of my favourite parts of acting is the clothes that you get to wear, because it’s very important.
There are songs where no matter how much you know you shouldn’t – like the Ying Yang Twins’ ‘Shake’ – I’ll be in a dress, and I’ll krump to it. It’s horrible!
I look suspicious if I dress in sort of benign clothes, going to the airport.
I work with a charity called Donate My Dress. It’s got chapters all over the country where you can donate special-occasion dresses. Prom is a big deal when you’re 15 years old, and it enables girls who don’t have the money to come in and choose something special.
You can take the babushka off the Jewish mother and dress her up in a pair of Seven jeans and Marc Jacobs sling-backs, but she’s still going to expect a passel of grandkids.
I’ve been wearing Chinese clothes since I was 14. I can’t wear a suit. I’m small, and when I put on a suit, it’s not possible.
My favourite outfit was this black lace dress that I found in a vintage shop in Williamsburg, New York.
I do like to keep mementos from my work, whether they be photos, the backs of make-up chairs or even props and clothes.
I was the kid growing up who would play with G.I. Joes in a pink dress and then run off to play with my Barbies. It doesn’t mean that I’m less girly, it just means that I have this other side of me. It’s kinda cool to be a little bit of both, I think.
My mum used to always dress me and my sister in matching Laura Ashley dresses. And I’d be like, ‘Mum, I just wanna wear my Doc Martens!’
I got a custom-made silk dress from a Chinese tailor for really cheap. I sketched it out on a piece of paper, and they took my measurements and made the dress for me in a day!
When I was really young, my mum used to make my clothes – I hated that. I liked the way boys dressed – I still do. I wanted to wear what they wore.
Record covers still inspire me in terms of clothes, some bands just look sharp. But I still wear stuff I owned when I was 16.
I like to dress pretty basic during the day, but with a sophisticated bohemian spin, and sometimes a little rock chic. At night I like to go glamorous.
Bands like Nirvana had theatrical sensibilities, playing with image, challenging assumptions people were making about them, the apex being Kurt Cobain in a dress to make a point.
I love guys who know how to dress. I love the motorcycle boots, and I love the skinnier jeans with jackets and scarves. Anybody who gets his clothes at All Saints, that’s my guy.
I don’t like it, but this afternoon I’ve told myself I am going to go and get a dress.
I can make 10 jackets of the same colour, same two pockets and same length, that will look like 10 completely different jackets when you put them on. It’s about the way they are cut – it makes them look and feel completely different and move differently, and that’s a never-ending study. People who wear my clothes will know exactly what I mean.
I have never, for a single moment, been aware of pressure from anyone in television about how I dress, what my shape is or how I speak. I’ve always written my own scripts. I’ve always been the first to point out that I need to be fit. I need to look good.
I would say I’m pretty minimal. Comfort is key. So during the day, it’s usually, like, jeans and a sweater. But for evening wear, I’ll dress up a bit.
I love Forever 21. A friend of mine introduced it to me when I was in New York. I was borrowing a dress and said, ‘Where’s that from?’ and she said, ‘Oh, it’s Forever 21,’ and I said, ‘What, I’ve never heard of that!’ and she said, ‘Oh it’s this American brand,’ and I thought, ‘Why doesn’t England have that why doesn’t Europe have one?’
I like to be comfortable. And I think men tend to dress more comfortably than ladies. They can just put on a pair of jeans and a sweatshirt, and I like doing that. Comfort first.
I’ve always loved clothes, especially handbags and shoes. I’d rather save my money on clothing and wear crap, but have the handbags and shoes.
When I think about old Hollywood and the glamour of those days, women like Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn were not dressing the way some girls dress today. There was a certain mystery about them, and I feel like that’s gone in our industry.
Our idea of happiness, some of it, is very tied to the cult of celebrity: there is this golden, wonderful life that I want, and if I dress like that, I’m on my way there.
I’ve worked so hard for years, and it’s just incredible to see my clothes in Dorothy Perkins. I got quite emotional at the launch.
I dress like a boy most of the time because I like what’s comfortable, so sometimes when I have to wear dresses and makeup, it’s kind of comedic.
The Oval Office symbolizes… the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I’m going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House, I think it’s appropriate to have an expectation that there will be a dress code that respects the office of the President.
I have always loved fashion and clothes. I mean, I was Grace Kelly for Halloween in fifth grade, which is why going to Monaco was so incredible – I’ve always kind of been obsessed with her.
I have so much respect for policy makers and diplomats, but I could never be a politician because of the way they dress!
If I went to a regular job, if I was a secretary or something, I’d want to look good. I’d dress up for that part.
If you want to be a good blues singer, people are going to be down on you, so dress like you’re going to the bank to borrow money.
I’m not a great clothes shopper. I tend to get a lot from Chanel. But I do like to wear menswear. I love Martin Margiela, and I often take clothes from my boyfriend’s closet.
I’ve been quite a late developer on the clothes front, but I’ve suddenly realised it is one of life’s joys.
The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
Just to see what a pink dress can mean to a woman, any woman, but a disabled woman, that’s extra special and thrilling because they shouldn’t be separated and their disabilities don’t have to separate them in anyway.
I used to design for my body, which was flat-chested with big hips. That’s why my clothes were tight on top with full skirts.
My fans kept asking where they could get clothes like Destiny’s Child’s, so it was only natural for us to do a clothing line.
I love a pair of sexy heels with jeans, a nice jacket, or a little dress.
Yes, U.S. travelers dress better. The British are always so conspicuous in hot climates. They don’t seem to wear shorts. American men seem to be comfortable wearing hot-weather clothing.
When it comes to casual clothing, my enthusiasm for clothes starts to waver.
The way I choose to dress, I want to influence other people around me, I suppose.
Living in a zoo means it wasn’t always sparkly dresses, but I would still dress up. I had this pink sparkly dress and fairy wings, and I’d put those on and then go and dance in the zoo.
You can’t jump on a croc or climb a tree if you’re not in khaki, but I do like different clothes and playing around with it a bit.
All I need is my Chanel dress, my Louboutins, and some red lipstick.
The Gucci woman can be the equestrian woman, the woman in the suit, the woman in the flowy bohemian dress, or the couture woman.
I would not want to be Richard Simmons… right now or anytime. He seems like a nice guy, but if I had to dress like that? That would absolutely suck.
I try to bring it across on my record, in my dress, in what I do and what I say because to me humor is important. You should have a dose of that and I guess giving it is what I’m here for.
With glitzy add-ons, the bright, girly dress you bought for daywear becomes fancy enough for evening.
I’m a stylist, so I’ve been conditioned to setting up my own clothes like a fitting.
Thom Browne is like a wizard when it comes to clothes. Even though his suits are so shrunken, they feel like pajamas.
I have a very small platform, and if I can use that to reach some kid who’s teased for being effeminate or likes clothes, then I’ve done my job.
From shoes that are a size too small to a dress that doesn’t fit quite right, there are incredible pieces in most wardrobes that have never been worn.
When someone comes forward and is an individual, such as a Lady Gaga or a Katy Perry, people respond to them because there is that sense of innocence. It’s obviously dress up and theatre.
I’m very moody, so I dress for whatever mood I’m in. Sometimes I want to be a little more boyish and flowy and comfortable. Sometimes I want to feel a little sexier and more composed.
I love shopping online for clothes, but only from places that I’m familiar with their sizing.
I don’t like to be too submissive in the way I dress. I like quite boyish things, so I hardly ever wear high heels.
I always love to dress up, but I usually end up in a leather jacket and boots!
I don’t have memorabilia but try to take a bit of wardrobe, usually because they dress me better than I dress myself.
With a stretch belt, anything can be a dress – a dinner napkin, a tablecloth, even a towel. Just wrap and snap, and away you go in an incredible outfit. Another plus is that the belt will pull all eyes to your lovely curves, and they even look good around a coat or a jacket.
I want to make the IKEA of clothes for fat girls and boys. Cheap, affordable, basic – but ethically made. Basics, you know? Like Spanx – I’m still confused as to why retailers haven’t ripped them off yet and done it well. It’s because they don’t understand the basics behind it. I love Spanx. I’m wearing ’em right now!
I was brought up to be a gentleman. That means you know how to walk, talk and dress the part.
When I’m interviewing someone, I want to make sure that he thought enough to take care of himself – to dress appropriately and to groom himself properly.
As a kid, I would always shop for my back-to-school clothes at department stores. I lived in a small town, and department stores were all we had access to.
I like to mix it up with vintage ’70s stuff and I like to wear a lot of guys’ clothes. As far as night stuff, I have my stylist direct me in the right way. We have a vintage glamour, age-appropriate, pretty thing going.
It’s so cliche to say florals for spring. I really like a vintage-like dress that’s floral. You can belt it I like belts. I like wearing pretty dresses that are really comfortable, that you can spend the day in but also feel girly.
For girls, something that accentuates the curves looks sexy. It can be a dress, it can be jeans, it can be a tank top, who cares!
These people that dress up in spandex trousers with all the extraordinary makeup – I find it incredibly repulsive, always have.
A recipe is not an exact formula, but it does need a certain structure. When the bones are right, you can dress it in many ways.
Ever since I was little, I really loved boyish clothes – I had a real obsession with strict clothes, like uniforms. They really got me going.
I’m not interested in celebrities, with their free dresses. I’m interested in clothes.
When I put something on, and I stand up much straighter, that’s when I love to wear clothes.
I’ve never had a stylist, and I’ve always chosen my own clothes.
I love… Eskimo Joe’s. I have tons of Eskimo Joe’s clothes and cups in my house, ’cause I love Eskimo Joe’s.
I mean, you can’t walk down the aisle in Westminster Abbey in a strapless dress, it just won’t happen – it has to suit the grandeur of that aisle, it’s enormous.
My dad’s idea of punishment was to dress me up in all green to disguise me as grass, and then throw me in the pasture. Cows bit me all over.
70s music is the kind of music I listen to. ’70s clothes, I adore.
My clothes don’t make one a different person, just more of oneself.
I started working on a line of clothes last year, but right now we’re kind of at a standstill.
In the sequence where I am burned at the stake, everything was so casual and hazardous that the bottom of my dress caught fire, and the grips became hysterical as they tried to pull me off the stake.
When you have a gown, there’s much more to be concerned about. Where is this crease falling? Are you making a weird shape with the dress? Are you doing the designer justice? With a bathing suit, it’s more about you and the mood you convey.
In terms of work I’ve always had a Bad Attitude in that I won’t work anywhere which requires me to work strict hours or follow a dress code. I don’t know if that’s an Asperger’s thing or not, I think it’s just being reasonable.
When we’re recording, I always dress up.
But most distinctly, I remember always saying to myself that when I get big, I’m not going to go to bed hungry, I’m not going to wear hand-me-down clothes.
My wardrobe consists of antique clothes, many of my designs, plus shoes and shirts from Brooks Brothers and Paul Stuart.
I’m a sexual person, and that’s reflected in my clothes and my advertisements.
I’m like every other woman: a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear: So I wear jeans.
Each morning, you dress to become a different woman. Fashion helps.
I actually love the ‘rappers look,’ with the saggy pants and oversized clothes. It’s very deliberate.
To me, makeup is fashion and vice versa. What I dress and what I wear always needs to work with my makeup, which is usually the same anyway.
Fashion is not about clothes, it is about a look.
I prefer clothes that are simple, well-cut, but with one major extravagance. Something with the sleeves, with the skirt, but nothing too fussy, too flashy.
Fashion is not an investment. If you wear a dress and don’t get many compliments, you won’t wear it again. It’s not like buying bonds.
It’s true, I don’t like the whole cutoff-shorts-and-T-shirt look, but I think you can look fantastic in casual clothes.
The film is a direct mirror of the director. If your director doesn’t know how to dress, there will be an aesthetic of the film that won’t come through – whether it’s in the costumes if he doesn’t know exactly what he wants or the look of the film.
I’ve always negotiated the world very physically, from football to tussling at the playground to taking my clothes off.
I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
I think about how best to live my grandmother’s twin mantras that ‘Life is not a dress rehearsal’ and ‘Life is not about what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you.’
A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.
Narciso Rodriguez was my first fashion big brother. He made my wedding dress, which was wonderful.
Sports are supposed to be fun, and so I have fun with the way I dress.
Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.
I think being shy or a little bit more mild-mannered is more how you treat people and how you go about your business, not necessarily how you dress or things of that nature.
I cannot do the piece-of-talking-meat thing, the ‘Here’s your money, wear a pretty dress and take the cheque.’ I’m not made that way. I have to be as good as I can be at whatever I do.
My friend made me a leather dress for the MTV awards. It gives you confidence, wearing something you love.
I have the worst ear for criticism even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn’t like blue.
I have very talented people dress me and put my makeup on, stuff like that. But I do love that look, and I think it’s maybe because I grew up on that old glamour.
Fashion is not trivial. It’s a huge industry and a big part of our lives. Fashion is about us – how we look and present ourselves, how we can change ourselves, and our perceptions. You can dress up to be quite glorious creatures – it’s all a very important part of life.
When you look at the runway now, the girls are 15 and 16 years old with no knowledge of clothes, no idea how to project themselves. I was trained how to show off the dress, how to move to make the clothes look better.
Most of the models have this thing I call slouchy sexy, not only in the way they dress, but in the way carry themselves. I don’t think they would look hot in one of my dresses. They are more into A. Wang. Most of my clothes are nerdy sexy.
Every White House Correspondents’ Dinner for the past three years, I have broken my dress and can’t even zip it, so we have to leave – that’s why I’ve missed every carpet appearance. One time, we had to go into Virginia to find me a new dress.
I’d experienced the ’40s and ’50s by looking at my grandparents’ old clothes, books, and magazines.
The way we dress on ‘Mad Men’ is so associated with old photographs, with people’s parents and grandparents.
Lipstick is the easiest way to dress up without doing a lot, but it’s hard to maintain, so I always opt for nudes if I’m going out for a long time.
I always loved clothes, just not clothes that were appropriate to the place I grew up in.
It’s great fun that my grandkids get to see the costumes in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ or a doll with grandma’s dress, but then they also let me know they’re bummed I didn’t do any of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies.
If you want someone to feel warm, you dress them in a warm color and put a warm light on them and you get the picture. Sometimes, all that needs pushing a little bit to help tell the story.
I’ve always loved movies, art and clothes.
Each simian had a much different body suit, so besides trying to define class across species, there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.
People’s interest in glamour and clothes and nylon stockings and all those things were, when I was a little boy, the sort of world that I listened to.
People who are against me attack me personally. They attack the way I look physically, they attack the way I dress, they attack everything but what I say.
As a singer I tried on all these hats, these voices, these clothes, and eventually out came me.
There was a French singer, Francoise Hardy – I used to look at her pictures and try to dress like her.
Unlike F. Scott Fitzgerald and Tom Wolfe, I don’t like proper dress while working. I like writing in pajama-like clothing, which eases and relaxes me and allows me to connect with the decidedly improper.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where it’s all about being comfortable. I try to bring that undercurrent to what I do. It’s great to have beautiful, dressed-up clothes that still feel casual.
I’m always inspired by all of my friends. I aspire to make clothes that my friends would want to wear, that they would gravitate towards anyway.
I feel like girls should dress down a little bit on the holidays, even though the instinct is to get really dressed up.
I interned with Marc Jacobs in college, then worked at J. Crew. I learned a lot about how to fit clothes and what kinds of things sell and why.
I adore clothes, I adore drinking. I just don’t have the time or the inclination to totally indulge in it.
I do love horror movies, but I’m not the kind of guy who would dress up as a ghoul for Halloween. I might go as a member of the Blue Man Group.
I had this grand idea that Elvira’s kind of the Santa Claus of Halloween – at the malls, you’d have an Elvira there. Girls would dress as Elvira just like guys dress as Santa Claus, and it’s not the real thing, but they’ll pose for pictures, sign autographs. Of course, I couldn’t go around to every mall, so we’d have to get more Elviras.
I’m kind of a beach bum from Florida, and I have a very different style. I like tight-fitting, Euro-fitting clothes, colored pants.
For me, marriage is about love, not paperwork. I’ve never been the kid who dreamed of the big white dress, the long veil, the fancy diamond ring.
Occasionally I go shopping for clothes, but I find the whole thing a real chore.
Her godmother simply touched her with her wand, and, at the same moment, her clothes were turned into cloth of gold and silver, all decked with jewels.
However I dress it up, I was a spy and I am not proud of it.
I can be shy, but I’m not shy with my body. Everyone is naked under their clothes – so what?
I used to always buy clothes too big, but I should have showed off instead of covering up.
I never dress appropriately in terms of comfort, but I wear what I’m feeling. I often to like to feel a little different from everyone else.
A lot of female comedians will go up there in a sweatshirt and Converses, trying to dress themselves down, because it is sort of a boy’s club. I’ll go up in my heels. I like that people don’t think I’ll be funny. I’ll take that on. I don’t do standup comedy – I do standup and I do comedy, but I don’t go up there and do jokes.
Get to know the real you, rather than try to look like or dress like those around you.
Well, I love clothes.
I’d love to have a little Coco if I could have my way. I always dress up my dogs and they probably hate me for it, so it would be nice to dress up a human being.
I just want to go to work and play dress up, like, for the rest of my life.
I’m not tall enough to be a model, but I wish I was 6-foot, because I love it. It’s kind of artsy, and I’m artsy. And I love clothes.
I love a nice tailored suit, but I also like to dress down. It all depends on what mood I’m in.
I like nice clothes, whether they’re dodgy or not.
I try never to wear my own clothes, I pretend I’m someone else.
I stopped making movies because I don’t like taking my clothes off. Maybe it’s realism, but in my opinion, it’s utter filth.
If I want to wear a dress, I’ll wear a dress.
I wear women’s leggings under my clothes, but no lingerie.
I’m teaching my daughters to be ladies by showing them how to dress appropriately when they leave the house, and how to be thoughtful and polite.
The way I dress, I dress totally different than I did when I was in college. I have to – try to – look professional. You change a lot when you are in the NBA, but I know where I came from.
You need to feel like you’re wearing the clothes, and they’re not wearing you.
I have always been attracted to clothes designed by women. Coco Chanel, Vionnet, Norma Kamali, Donna Karan. They have a little more – how do I put it? – understanding.
I was 26 when I invented the wrap dress. It was just a nothing little printed dress made out an jersey, and before I know it, I lived an American Dream making more than 25,000 dresses a week.
I used to have a silk dressing gown an uncle bought in Japan and when I came downstairs in it, my dad used to call me Davinia. There was never embarrassment about that kind of thing. My sister used to dress me up a lot. She thought I was a little doll.
A lot of people have said I’d have probably done better in my career if I hadn’t looked so cheap and gaudy. But I dress to be comfortable for me, and you shouldn’t be blamed because you want to look pretty.
If I can get my dress on, my weight is under control.
People who dance well, dress well, are well groomed and know how to behave seem to know others who dance, dress and behave well.
To me, it isn’t tight sweaters. That’s not what rap is. That’s not hip-hop at all. Every phase went through changing up their dress styles and all that, but since Run DMC came out, it’s been baggy jeans.
If I could dress anyone, I’d like to dress the Queen – she can handle anything. I’d put her in black – she never wears black – and add a little leather, maybe. A little rock n’ roll.
On a hanger, no dress is sexy. It’s just fabric on a hanger.
When I meet celebrities, I have to know what they are like and only then can I design. The clothes have to fit their personality.
The body should be reconfigured by the clothes, never again the other way round.
A few years ago, I bought an old red bicycle with the words Free Spirit written across its side – which is exactly what I felt like when I rode it down the street in a tie-dyed dress.
My mother used to dress rather risque when I was a kid, and that sort of shocked me. I always thought moms were supposed to wear cardigans and flats, but she was in leather bracelets and minidresses. In hindsight, it was pretty cool, but I’m probably more conservative because of it.
I’m an athlete, so I can dress down with the best of them. I can throw on t-shirts and sweats with the best of them.
I’m on a team with LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and they both dress well. It gets competitive. If I don’t bring my A game, they’re going to outshine me.
Watching my dad, Ralph Lauren, design clothes when I was young, I was always inspired.
I don’t throw my clothes out after one wear. Shocking, I know.
A lot of writers whom I love, admire and call friends share this feeling, which is this fundamental idea that we’re frauds. That we will be pushed out on to the stage, and it will be revealed that the emperor has no clothes.
I don’t have a tailor, but I do love clothes.
I can’t really dress rock ‘n’ roll any more because I’m the wrong side of 40, but I want that to be the fashion.
You have to pretend to live in those clothes that they lived in, to live within the climate that they had then. You have to imagine with the help, obviously, of all the other technicians that are around – the writer, the director, the other actors.
The Rolling Stones are so versatile, they’re like the band version of that Infinite Dress they sell on QVC.
Fantasy appeals to me and can be very much reflected in my dress – but then, each day is different. Not every day is a magical day.
I don’t dress for effect, and I think that it never works out when someone does.
I believe in comfort. If you don’t feel comfortable in your clothes, it’s hard to think of anything else.
I have bought a lot of beautiful clothes with my money, but I’ve also earned it.
Originally, back in 1992, DKNY started because I couldn’t find a pair of jeans. I also wanted to dress my teenage daughter Gabby. So it was the perfect street wardrobe: jeans, anoraks, jumpsuits, boyfriend jackets, sweaters, skirts and dresses. Then DKNY grew into an entire lifestyle concept, including tailored clothes you wear to work.
When I was 5, I did a commercial for Whirlpool sitting on a tree stump eating a popsicle that dripped all over my clothes.
As a bounty hunter, I have to dress the part. If I came to the door and looked like Carrot Top, you’d laugh.
There’s this idea that if you take your clothes off, somehow you must have loose morals.
I couldn’t think of anything worse than going to a fancy dress party. So, if somebody invited me to one, I’d go as the Invisible Man and not turn up.
When I work on stories, I tend to lose sight of everything else. I forget to pay bills or to shave. I don’t change my clothes as often as I should.
I’ll exercise in spurts, usually inspired by a dress that I have to fit into. But once that gown is squeezed into, if I continue to exercise, I get sick or I pull my back. For some reason my body literally rejects exercise.
I love having my hair back. It is so important to how you feel, how you dress, how you look.
And right away as soon as I started doing Pilates, about 2 to 3 weeks into it I could tell that my clothes were already fitting differently. And I felt stronger than ever. My core felt tighter than ever.
If you don’t take your clothes seriously, why should your viewers take you seriously?
Chanel is here forever. She changed fashion, she changed culture, and she changed how people dress.
What is blackness? Is it the way you talk? Do you got to say, ‘Dey this, dey dat.’ Or the way you dress? Or is it the forgiving of certain things? What is black enough?
I am a chameleon when it comes the way I dress. I am constantly changing it up, and I really can’t commit to one thing because dressing for the day or for an event is really a mood thing. I like variety, and I don’t mean just designers, I mean mixing the high-end garments and the cheaper clothing.
I don’t consider myself flashy at all. I mean, did I dress like the average Washingtonian? No.
VH1 does its little ’80s retro thing once in a while, all of us in our bad hairdos and unfortunate clothes.
My folks made me a Jawa costume for the Halloween after ‘Star Wars’ opened in ’77. In ’78, when it was re-released, I was hired by the local cinema to be the Jawa: to dress up all summer long, and I could frighten people with my Jawa sounds and my Jawa outfit and watch ‘Star Wars Episode IV’ all summer long and get paid with movie passes.
I like actors – such as Margaret Rutherford and Peter Lorre – who aren’t afraid to over-act like real people. When I take a job, I can always come up with ten different ways of doing the part. But I’ll always choose the flashiest one. You’ve got to dress the window a bit.
As a kid, Punky Brewster was my idol. I wanted to dress like her and talk like her.
You’d go in, read the script once for timing and then you would sit around and play games. The sound effects people would come in and we would do a dress rehearsal so they could get the effects and the music cues in place. Then you would wait until you went on the air.
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
My motto is that the audience should notice the actors, not the clothes.
I love clothes, so when I wear clothes, they’re usually somebody’s. You know, I’m not wearing Kmart.
I didn’t really play dress up when I was a kid, and I’m really T-shirt and jeans-y.
My fancy dress costume of choice is… something 1920s or 30s, when there was still so much elegance and attention to detail. An excuse for ultimate dressing-up indulgence.
As a child, as a teenager, I was kind of not allowed to wear fashionable clothes.
Women: You can’t live with them, and you can’t get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something.
But the thing about bad guys is that they have the biggest bosomed blond, they have great clothes and cars, and get great death scenes.
Some days I might be wearing a little dress, and some days I might be wearing something with wings on it and be confusing.
What I always say to people is dress from the feet up. If you don’t normally wear colour, try some colour on your feet it’s the place, I think you can have fun and update your outfit.
In Los Angeles, people dress with the deep and earnest hope that people will do nothing but stare at them.
On a red carpet, you really want to feel your best, so to work with a designer who will shape a dress to your figure and take into consideration your opinions is really a blessing.
I love fashion! I love clothes! I really like vintage clothes, so in my closet there’s a lot of ’50s stuff. I go to the stores and shop around.
I wore the Marc Jacobs dress, so I love Marc Jacobs. He has a vintage flair. But I’ve always worn a lot of vintage stuff, so it hasn’t been a lot of designers. If I see something that I like, I just buy it.
I have a sliding glass door on my closet, and when I slide it one way I can see all my uniforms, and the other way is all my own clothes.
The image is where you have dinner at night, who you’re seeing. It’s what car you drive and how you dress. People in the industry sell that, and it creates a dream. There’s nothing else.
In the days when I wasn’t being taken seriously, I wore long skirts – very conservative. But now, I dress any way I want to.
Often, some people dress something up to make it sound scientific, use scientific words, call themselves doctor something-or-other, and then you look them up, and they’re trying to make it sound like something it’s not. There’s this entire field that’s adding the word ‘quantum’ to everything. It doesn’t even make sense in that context.
I will be very sad if I ever get to the point where I think, ‘Oh no, another dress from Armani.’ I want to be still screaming my head off when it arrives.
Never dress older than you are! The five wardrobe items you must have are a nice pair of well-fitting shoes, pajamas, sexy yet comfortable lingerie, a party dress in a bold colour and a jumpsuit.
What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motion of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.
Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress, that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn.
If it is a relief to take your clothes off at night, be sure that something is wrong. Clothes should not be a burden. They should be a comfort and a protection.
I promised to always bring up a glass of water to her before we go to bed, and she promised to never let me dress myself.
All the drawings and sketches and clothes of Yves Saint Laurent in the ’70s were so colorful, so bright.
I like to play dress up, I’m in love with fashion.
I’m shy. I can go on a trip for days and not go because I won’t sit on a toilet seat on a plane. I’m certainly not going to go on somebody’s lawn. Could you imagine, in a cocktail dress?
There were shots of Kong pulling at my clothes, but only in horizontal and never from above. Never from above.
I’ve got my ideal job. I like to sing, I like to dance, I like to bang drums and dress up, and someone pays me – it’s incredible.
Look, if Givenchy is going to lend you a dress, I’m not going to turn it down. I would wear that dress to just go out and buy a pint of milk if they would lend it to me.
Put off thy cares with thy clothes so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
I think the women that we dress, the women who buy our clothes, they have a certain strength. It could be about the clothes, it could be about themselves. It’s just attractive.
I have fun with my clothes onstage it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.
I feel very English. I’m proud of it. I wanted there to be a thread connecting everything, the songs, clothes, artwork, even the string arrangements. It all creates a certain atmosphere.
When all else fails, dress beautifully and throw your food.
Costume designers don’t care about trends. They appreciate, above so many other qualities, that tailoring is everything, which is a mantra for the way I dress. Ladies: The most important thing in clothing is to find a good, inexpensive tailor, because clothes at the stores are made for bodies that are anomalies.
I express myself through clothes, but clothes don’t define me.
I always request a king-size bed, and if I can’t, I try to work that out right after I land. I unpack immediately so the clothes don’t get wrinkled. I go the gym. I adjust the temperature I like the room kind of warm. And then turn on CNBC.
I didn’t finish my dress until about three days before my wedding – I had the flu and was stitching it from my bed. And the tulle came back from India all brown. We had to wash it for hours, but that didn’t dissuade me from wearing it.
I do get pleasure from very inconsequential things, like shopping for clothes.
I’ve always made my own clothes since I was a little girl. I was a terrible sewer, but I was always cutting and customising.
Just wearing all black comes from Johnny Cash. I’m on the road so much that if I wear all black, my clothes never get dirty. You can’t tell if I’ve worn the same shirt twice.
Because the traditional mode of dress for Muslim women is so distinct – the headcovering, which is not there for guys – women carry a greater burden of representation than Muslim men do in non-Muslim societies.
I’m the kind of person whose clothes are all hung up and color-coordinated, to the point where my whites don’t touch my creams.
And costume is so important for an actor. It absolutely helps to get into character it’s the closest thing to you, it touches you. Some actors like to go into make-up and then put their clothes on, but I like to dress first that’s my routine.
In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical. I designed my own clothes, much to my mother’s distress.
If you’ve ever left a bag of clothes outside the Salvation Army or given to a local church drive, chances are that you’ve dressed an African.
That is the key of this collection, being yourself. Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.
This is exactly how I would describe my work: ‘I get there, I put on the clothes, I leave it on the hanger, and I go home.’ And that’s what I do.
You have to have an awareness of where you’re going, what the event is, what you’re promoting, and who the audience is. That always informs the way you dress.
I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting.
Music has its own depths, and I let it take me where it takes me, even if it means stripping all my clothes off.
I would have rebelled against parental authority, no matter what. When I was 15, I started painting my face and making my own clothes.
Memory likes to play hide-and-seek, to crawl away. It tends to hold forth, to dress up, often needlessly. Memory contradicts itself pedant that it is, it will have its way.
Last time I blushed was when I smoothed my hands over the back of my dress and actually touched skin. Seems the material was tucked into my underwear, and everyone around me had gotten a show. This, of course, was at a romance writers’ conference.
I’m a fast and impatient dresser, so I can’t dress myself up for too long. I don’t even need a lot of makeup, so I’m usually ready in about half an hour.
Clothes should look as if a woman was born into them. It is a form of possession, this belonging to one another.
I’d like to have no rules and eat what I want, but I’ve learned over the years that I’m so disappointed when I can’t wear the clothes I want to wear.
I’ve always had real good taste no matter how poor I’ve been, I’ve had good taste in clothes.
I like guys who wear nice clothes, nice jeans, nice trainers – I hate skinny jeans and those T-shirts that are really low-cut.
Not addicted to gluttony or drunkenness, this people who incur no expense in food or dress, and whose minds are always bent upon the defence of their country, and on the means of plunder, are wholly employed in the care of their horses and furniture.
Well, for street clothes, a lot of what I wear is Jones New York. I am well-endowed in the derriere, and they can handle that.
I saw Aerosmith, and I was like, ‘Wow, you can dress like a girl and still get girls? Hand me a scarf!’
An Indian’s dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure the greater part of the men being six feet high.
I archive a lot of my clothes and have them wrapped up and in boxes. I call them ‘little tombs’ and keep them in a storage space… I would never get rid of the dress I wore on the night I won my Oscar. When I die, someone can have it, but not a minute before!
The whole thing of clothes is insane. You can spend a dollar on a jacket in a thrift store. And you can spend a thousand dollars on a jacket in a shop. And if you saw those two jackets walking down the street, you probably wouldn’t know which was which.
I don’t think I dress eccentrically. I’m just not conservative, I guess – I dress according to what like. And I’m not a mannequin, as you can tell.
I like people who dress quirkly and differently. Like in womenswear, thank god for Helena Bonham Carter!
I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
Clothes and manners do not make the man but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
When I was thin, I had no notion of what being fat is like. When I worked in a department store, I had sold clothes to women of most sizes, so I should have known but perhaps you have to experience the state from the inside, to understand what fat is like.
When I was younger and women first started to get in public positions, in my case the law, we went through a period where we wore those little ribbon ties, little bows. We tried to figure out what was our appropriate dress.
You can go into neighborhoods in the United States where people dress a certain way because they don’t want to be out of touch, where boys wear pants down to their knees, which nobody has compelled them to do but they pick up the cultural norms, or where girls are improperly dressed by my eyes, but that’s what they see in the media.
I like to dress up in a tailored suit from time to time, and there’s a tailor I go to in Naples who’s fantastic. But if I told anyone his name, I’d have to kill them.
The design of a dress, furniture, a house, a room, a street and a city are all the same process.
I never, never lend any of my own clothes for parts any more because you lose your clothes they become the characters’ clothes, and you can never wear them again.
People look at me, and I dress a little unusually and they think, ‘Oh you must be from California.’ Of course, people in California think, ‘Oh you must be from from Mars,’ so, you know, your next-door neighbour is not necessarily the person that you are going to make a connection with.
During the Olympics they’re really strict about what you’re allowed to wear. You get a lot of clothes, but everything is pre-ordered. We had a fitting over the summer. You’re not allowed to wear your own clothes. No logos, nothing. You get fined if you wear something you’re not supposed to wear.
Just because they’re going to the gym, a lot of guys wear old T-shirts that look like they’ve been lying in the closet for 15 years. My workout clothes have to work.
What I wear is constantly evolving. I am really big on comfortable clothes. I love soft, loose-fitting clothing that has some edge or something new/fresh to it.
My clothes are built to show off the woman who wears them. I like them to be simple… to move well, to move with the times and a little ahead of the times.
I wore a lot of vintage clothing. I dressed like a reporter, with a little card in my hat. I had these fantasies of who I wanted to be, so I’d dress like an explorer, a cowboy. I dressed up like Elton John a lot too. That was another period.
I think Indians dress better than anyone, but I don’t want to imitate more than a detail or two I prefer my clothes humdrum and inconspicuous, and a cowboy hat just doesn’t work for me.
Foucault’s genius is to go down to the little dramas, dress them in facts hardly anyone else has noticed, and turn these stage settings into clues to a hitherto un-thought series of confrontations out of which, he contends, the orderly structure of society is composed.
Ballyhoo is for your classic girl, who is fun and fearless. This is for the girl who is not afraid to dress fun.
There are Katy-Perry-in-concert-type pieces that I look at and am like, ‘This dress has a hundred cupcakes on it – I want it!’ My mom will always talk me down.
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 am not a fashionista, and I don’t dress up. Usually if I’m at home, where I am now, I’m wearing a robe.
When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.
Clothes are not frippery. Properly done, they can be an art form.
People with a lot of money don’t dress as well as people who have to make do, who have to be inventive. Those are the people who are always more interestingly dressed, I think. Everything I do, I do with gut instinct. If I think too much, it won’t come out right.
As you get older, your tastes get simpler. I like a sleek evening dress with a pair of big earrings. That’s all.
I try to put out what I’m going to wear the night before. It just makes things a little bit more seamless in the mornings. There is definitely, you know, sort of a trusty work uniform – a chic, feminine dress that’s easy and versatile.
If you compare my character to the others, they were sexy with designer clothes. I had the nerdy outfit.
I sent 200, 300 of the clothes that I had made, and the dancers chose what they liked.
I became a fashion designer to make clothes for the people, not to be a top couturier in the French tradition.
Paul Poiret did wonderful things because he was so influenced by motifs, but Vionnet really understood the kimono and took the geometric idea to construct her clothes – and that brought such freedom into European clothes in the 1920s.
Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you.
I’ve never thought of it consciously… I say exactly what I think, and very often it’s totally politically incorrect. I get, always, chastised for it. So it’s not shtick. But I think I’m the one who says, ‘The emperor has no clothes.’
We lie to one another every day, in the sweetest way, often unconsciously. We dress ourselves and compose ourselves in order to present ourselves to one another.
At work, you want to stand out but not in extra-funky ways. At the core, it’s about dressing for girls – who are most of my fans – and you want to dress up for them. You just want to feel like you’re on top of your game.
I suppose the only thing at 50 you can really start to look forward to is just total irresponsibility. As you get older, you can just sit in a chair, wear anything you want, you know you can walk down old people dress cool. You know they wear sweatpants. The elderly have it down.
Pretty mundane closet, but a lot of ties. And I tend not to throw anything out, so I have a lot of clothes from all times from my life. I can be a little sentimental with things like that.
Clothes are expensive. You have to buy them, and to buy them, you have to believe in them.
You can do a lot with Scotch tape. Almost anything! I love that you can hem a dress, and its an instant remedy in a fashion crises.
I was a teenager in ’95, so I didn’t dress like a woman then. I was really small. I remember wishing I wasn’t wearing Gap Kids.
I waited my whole life to be a woman, so now my clothes are fairly tight.
I think I was aware when I started doing stand-up, especially on my own, that, yeah, I’m getting up on stage, and I’m a woman, and I dress in a sort of typically feminine fashion.
I wanted to remind myself and others of the old Jim Crow, so that we can remind ourselves that we’re still living in the new Jim Crow. I feel it’s important to dress in the fashion of the times.
I cut the labels out of my clothes because they scratch. Clothes are just little workhorses, aren’t they?
We’ve forgotten to respect clothes and consider who made them and where the material came from. We’ve been encouraged to buy things and, if we don’t like them, bin them. When I grew up, we’d repair things or alter them.
I can’t cut out a piece of cloth and make a lovely dress, but I can mend tears in shirts and sew on buttons.
I always liked clothes since I was very, very young, I was interested. I studied costume as part of my theatre education.
I think 1973 was the nadir of fashion. When you watch the coverage from that era, you’re struck by the astonishing ugliness of the clothes.
I’m a little bit phobic about stains on my clothes, so I never travel without a little packet of organic stain remover.
I’m not really one to go out in public in dresses too often. I definitely mix it up between masculine and feminine all the time, but wearing a dress goes a little bit too far.
The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb, but rather the empty grave clothes – undisturbed in form and position.
I don’t really care about clothes, but it’s about wearing something that gives you social confidence.
If I had to choose between clothes and furniture, I’d choose furniture.
I love clothes – I love shopping for clothes, I love wearing clothes, I love talking about clothes – but oddly, putting on the dress and walking around in front of people, that’s the place where I’m most uncomfortable.
I’m age-appropriate. I dress age-appropriately, I choose mates age-appropriately. I’m a big believer in people should act their age.
I wanted to – any chance I had to dress up as a boy, like Halloween, I would be a pirate or a ghost that wore a tie. A hobo.
We’re all well-acquainted with depression, we all know what the low moods are, but the mania was not something I knew much about. I didn’t know that it would make someone dress extravagantly or start to pun, and to stay up and drink.
I love fall because I love the whole cuddling aspect of it, and a sweater dress has that vibe of I’m going to hunker down and be warm, but it’s also very feminine.
When I was young, I was a sucker for smooth men. Bryan Ferry hired me, at 19, to be painted blue and dress up as a mermaid for the cover of his album ‘Siren.’ It was love at first sight.
Some of the stage outfits I’ve got are ridiculous. I’ll lay out clothes to pack, and it’ll look like Polly Pocket clothing – because it’s all stretchy, it’s tiny. I don’t need a case when I tour I can fit it all in my handbag.
You don’t want to wear any styles that are too young… I try to still dress glamorously, but not like my daughters.
I used to dress up like Michael Jackson. I didn’t have the glove, but I had a red jacket like in ‘Thriller.’
People always think the xx are, like, moody and all dressed in black. We do all dress in black, but we’re actually quite fun people – and we’ve come out of our shells a lot since the first album.
I do enjoy fashion – a lot of runway clothes are pretty unwearable, but if moderated, the trends can be worn by just about anyone.
I don’t need music to write, but sometimes I put music on. I don’t need special clothes or even my own equipment.
There’s something to be said about a girl who knows what she wants. One of my favorite girls to dress is Diane Kruger. It’s always so easy with her. I know her body and what works. When it’s right, it’s not a lot of effort.
Designers have always shown outlandish and exuberant clothes, but that hasn’t always translated to the streets.
I started taking my fiance, Justin, to some red carpet events I would go to, and a bowtie is often something that was required. We came across a lot of stylish bowties. We liked playing dress up for these events and we thought it would be fun to start a line, but it was never a reality until recently.
They were without clothes before I got there, and they were without clothes when I left.
You may be embarrassed about the way you looked and the wacky clothes you wore when you were young, but normally, at least it’s hidden in a box in the attic.
I’ve treated the waistcoat as if it were a corset, so that it becomes the first layer in the process of putting clothes on the body. There is constant motion between layering and revealing.
I would like to do a nice comedy/drama feature with a good part, but nobody’s asked me to do a film. Maybe it’s because they don’t know what to do with a guy in a dress.
I’ve always liked to dress eccentrically, but as I get older I’m drawn to more classic looks, though I’ll still put my own twist on them.
I still get nervous when I have a lot of makeup on, a big hairdo, and a dress.
I absolutely adore Alessandra Rich, I think her dresses are stunning and she really knows how to cut and dress the female shape. Her stuff is really beautiful, stylish and a little bit quirky. I love it all!
I like to accessorise shirts with a little ribbon tied round my collar or a country style ascot. I’ve also sewed little hearts on some of my sleeves which I’ve done for years because I always wear my heart on my sleeve so if you see a little embroidered heart on my clothes, that’s why!
I think I can be relatively attractive when I dress up, but I’m not Julia Roberts or Catherine Zeta Jones.
Not all Republicans are rich, dress in three-piece suits, and have $200 haircuts. I’m somebody who’s lived from paycheck to paycheck. I’m focusing on my blue-collar roots – I’ve worked side by side with union people.
Up until recently, I’ve always been a vintage store guy. I get a lot of my clothes second hand. I really enjoy being able to look through different styles you can find and how eclectic the vintage store vibe is.
I was always trying on clothes, always really into fashion, ever since probably kindergarten.
It’s not that Shakespeare is frivolous, but you spend your time just getting people to dress up in other people’s costumes and pretending to be people that they’re not, and you think, after the years go by, well, what on earth was all that about?
I’ve never been resigned to ready-made ideas as I was to ready-made clothes, perhaps because although I couldn’t sew, I could think.
The actors nowadays, both young men and young ladies, don’t always wear their period clothes as well as they might. They tend to stomp around a bit in them.
You had to make sure that the tone of your dress was not the same tone as the curtains, for instance.
But with period clothes, people know less so they accept the pretty drawing that I give them.
I have a wardrobe full of expensive clothes, but wear the same two T-shirts. I’ve never found a look.
I wish I’d not taken off all my clothes in my first television series, ‘The Camomile Lawn.’
I don’t like to try very hard. Most of the time it’s just jeans, a T-shirt and Converse trainers. Casual, comfortable and boyish is how I’d describe my look. The way people wear clothes makes them stylish, rather than the clothes themselves.
Style to me is a mix between rock star chic-quirky-sexy and expressive. I always dress for my body type, as it’s important to highlight your pluses! I like edgy clothes that have character. I usually dress by the mood I’m in – so if I’m in my ripped jeans and leather jacket, you know I’m feeling rebellious!
My personal style is bipolar. Sometimes I feel like dressing in a boyish leather jacket other times I want to dress more elegantly. Most of the time it’s what I like to call ‘comfortable chic’: Giuseppe Zanotti flat sandals, Rag & Bone jeans, slouchy Isabel Marant shirts.
Fashion is part of our culture, and it’s about more than just a pretty dress.
But, what did happen is I went to Woodstock as a member of the audience. I did not show up there with a road manager and a couple of guitars. I showed up with a change of clothes and a toothbrush.
I wanted to dress cool, and get all the ladies.
I don’t put on my best clothes to make a film, my Sunday best.
I went to a Catholic high school, and I was super rebellious. I would dress weird or play jazz. I was definitely pushing against whatever was going on.
I like – not so much jewelry and that – but jackets, clothes, games as well.
My God, must I always wear a low-cut dress to be important?
During the summertime, I really like to dress like a gypsy. I love that whole lifestyle and the whole mixing of fabrics and flowy materials.
I rode with four street-clothes cops in the East Village. I spent six weeks riding with them every day – in street clothes, with a vest underneath.
You don’t need to wear Spanx if you buy my clothes. The dress, the trousers, the pencil skirt – they should do the work.
Every trick is an old one, but with a change of players, a change of dress, it comes out as new as before.
I used to wear boxers and a tank top, but now I sleep in the nude. It’s kind of weird, because I used to have to wear something to bed, whether it was a tank top or whatever. And now if I have any clothes at all on, it’s really hard to get to sleep.
Like most people, I used to wear clothing off the rack. But having them fitted to me makes a really big difference, especially with pieces like a cocktail dress. Little nips and tucks can take 10 pounds off you.
Honestly, I was such a tomboy as a kid. People were taking from their mothers’ closets – I was taking from my dad’s closet. It was the ’80s, so it wasn’t terrible, but I was wearing my dad’s dress shirts over jeans from the Gap.
When I was a little kid, my mother and I used to watch the ‘Golden Globes’ and I would dress up and she would get sparkling apple cider and we would make a tray of hors d’oeuvres and watch it together. And I would get up and make a pretend speech.
When I wasn’t working on Broadway, I worked in a Bat Mitzvah dress shop and was the Cinderella of the shop – always cleaning and vacuuming!
I shop at thrift stores and consignment shoppes. I wear my clothes as is, and maybe get them dry cleaned whenever possible.
I like to wear short-sleeved collared shirts and high-waist trousers with shiny shoes. And at night, when I’m playing, I’ll often wear suits. But it started with my uncle’s vintage clothes.
I’m totally against animal cruelty. I don’t have clothes, shoes or bags made from any animal products.
When someone is wearing a dress that makes her look fat, don’t say ‘That’s a great dress.’ It always comes off badly.
As long as designers want to dress me, photographers want to take my picture and companies think my face will help their products, then I won’t go anywhere until they’re done with me.
The prisoners eyed the clothes some time, and laughed a good deal among themselves before they put them on.
I always believe that to be the best, you have to smell like the best, dress like the best, act like the best. When you throw your trash in the garbage can, it has to be better than anybody else who ever threw trash in the garbage can.
In L.A., retro culture is just part of the thing you do. When we were kids, we didn’t have allowances, and it was not cool to wear designer clothes. So it meant that we were into 1920s dresses when we were 13.
I don’t just buy a dress because it’s pretty – it has to be evocative of a mood, a character I want to take on.
I like simple clothes, but sometimes I’ll go for a goth-witch vibe.
I get paralyzingly nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado. The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it intimidating. I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: ‘strength.’
You know Hollywood is a weird and wonderful place, I didn’t know I Dream of Jeanie had been cancelled after 5 years until I went back to go on the lot to pick up some clothes and things I had in my dressing room.
The Sixties was all about style and a certain look. But what was interesting about 1963 was that it was pre-Beatles, so the clothes of that time, especially the suits, were very different from the clothes post-Beatlemania.
It’s great to have something to dress up for. You know, I spent three years in slacks at drama school, so now I like putting a dress on.
It’s true that French are not very sophisticated in the sense that they don’t dress up for dinners. They are not like Americans, where they are always perfect – the girls are not very sporty they don’t take care of themselves as much as Americans, who always have very white teeth and are so fit.
There was a time where I knew I was as funny as many dudes, but I had people telling me, ‘You have to wear a dress onstage. You need to be more feminine.’
I kind of see clothes a bit like role-playing, depending what mood I’m in.
There are so many great, great vintage clothes to find there’s a whole territory unexplored there.
When I dress up for events, I prefer Marc Jacobs and Dior. But I dream about wearing Chanel one day.
I’m not somebody who likes to show off my cleavage, and I don’t dress up for the papers.
I love Stella McCartney because she’s timeless and classic, and I love Isabel Marant for wearability – you don’t need ‘an occasion’ for her clothes.
I love clothes, but I love them in a very ‘regular person’ way.
I worked a lot with Nick Knight and John Galliano when John was at Dior. He also made my wedding dress. He’ll always hold a special place I have most of my memorable, iconic moments in fashion with him.
When I first put on the red wig and the red dress, I couldn’t believe it was happening. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is the dress everyone knows ‘Annie’ for, and I’m wearing it.’
If all else fails and you don’t know what to wear, put on a black dress, and you’ll be happy.
I dress myself, not to impress, but for comfort and for style.
I definitely would say, by sixth grade, I was a professional shoplifter – and not because I wanted to. I’m not going out to shoplift earrings or clothes or shoes like the average teenager. I was shoplifting frozen dinners at a grocery store.
Taking your clothes off in front of strangers is something of a hobby in Germany, among both men and women, especially in the former communist East, where it was one of the few freedoms allowed.
When we strip away the clothes, the jewelry, that’s who we really are. I walk around naked in my house.
I love my shoulders they’re strong. I like the way they move, and I like the way they look in clothes.
For me, to be in a place where I’m on the ‘favourite’ list of top directors I like, that’s being number one. There is no other definition to me. It’s not money it’s not how many songs you’re seen in or how many clothes you’re changing in the film.
In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.
Don’t dress to kill, dress to survive.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to present at the Golden Globes, come home, whipped the dress off and read to my daughter wearing gazillion-dollar earrings. That’s how it goes in my house, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
When you’re shooting you go to references in your mind. You think about how you should stand in these particular clothes, or how you should move. You think about the different characters you’re playing, really.
Yeah, I like clothes, but I hardly ever go shopping. Hardly ever!
I danced a lot when I was younger, and I’ve always had decent, shapely legs and thought it’s now or never. I mean, when you’re pushing 40, are you really going to wander around in a dress that’s midthigh length?
I won’t allow magazines in the house. When I was younger, I wanted to have my hair cut like so-and-so in the class above me at school, not somebody in a magazine. You see young girls trying to dress like so-and-so because they’ve seen lots of pictures of them.
Have you ever taken something out of the clothes hamper because it had become, relatively, the cleanest thing?
People see you sing in a certain way, in a long dress, and you are put on a pedestal like you have never made a mistake in your life.
I was always interested in fabric, clothes and designing. Maybe I would have been a designer by profession if I didn’t start acting.
I love clothes! I shop everywhere, but I like Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus. It’s a wide range. I’m from California, and I love the Pasadena Flea Market.
I don’t want to be known as the guy who always takes his shirt off… I’ve done a lot of photo shoots lately for the press coming up with ‘Immortals’ and ‘Breaking Dawn,’ and every photographer wants to get the topless shot. We’ve really had to be choosy and not do that for every magazine. I’ve actually been trying to keep my clothes on more.
The clothes are not making me… If I like it, that’s all that matters…It’s not about the clothes. It’s about how I am as a person and how confident I am.
If I want to wear a long flowing dress, someone will say I’m pregnant.
I like being a consumer. I’ll do collabs with brands I like, only because I would like something free to wear. But I don’t want people to dress like me, which is what you’re asking when you create a brand. The fashion industry’s just a super-duper headache.
I like Louis Vuitton accessories, but I’d never wear their clothes. No offense, it’s just not my steeze.
A pilot is like the most extensive dress rehearsal you can ever imagine, because the writers are learning about the actors, the actors are learning about the characters.
I always put clothes and family photos under the mattress, in case the house burns down.
I really see myself continuing to design clothes, fragrances.
Interior decor is my guilty pleasure. If I’m going to splurge on something, it’s more for my home than for clothes.
I’m five feet tall – I’m very petite – so for me, if I’m wearing a skirt or dress, it needs to be short, or else it makes me look frumpy. I need to wear either something really short or a maxi dress anything in between just looks weird.
I remember when I first found out I was having a boy, I became obsessed with buying boys’ clothes. Then came my daughter, and I was obsessed with buying girls’ clothes. Everything looks 10 million times cuter when it’s teeny-tiny.
Kids definitely grow out of their clothes really quickly, so I’m all about mixing and matching.
If I let a blue mood run rampant, before I know it I’m obsessing about the color of the satin lining in my coffin – will it match my dress? That’s when I feel like Alice in Cancerland falling down the rabbit hole and just have to stop.
When I dress up, I have to have a lot of help. I was in a T-shirt until a few minutes ago.
Basically, I always go to vintage shops rather than going shopping for new clothes.
I like to dress up every day, so I think fashion is an everyday process.
It is a common observation, that the more solicitous any people are about dress, the more effeminate they are.
I think, to me, the sheer joy of fancy dress is that it allows you to take a break from our very carefully considered and constructed identities.
Unless I’m asked to dress up in a costume, TV shows prefer a clean, modern look, so I’ve developed a wardrobe full of plain, bright colours. If it’s an outdoors job, I just wear big jumpers.
When we had highly sensitive information, the DNA on the dress, that was held within our office and the FBI. There was no dissemination of that information.
Cause I won’t repeat myself, the way I dress and look.
At first, being a storyteller, it was fun to dress up and fun to sing songs and pretend to be very dramatic – all of that stuff was just fun early on.
Willem de Kooning as an artist is insane, Sonia Rykiel is amazing for her colour sensibility, and Ettore Sottsass was an architect and product designer who sometimes created clothes to go with his other designs.
As long as I get those running shoes on, then there’s no turning back, and I have to go for that run. As long as you’ve got those workout clothes, you’ve got them on, you’ve got to go.
I don’t waste money on smart, expensive clothes.
In L.A., like, there’s a lot of, like, materialism, and, you know, people who think they’re better than each other because of the clothes they wear or how they dress, and in Oakland, it’s not like that.
Sometimes I’ll dress like a boy, sometimes I’ll dress like a Japanese crazy teenybopper. I have clothes from the 7th grade that I’ve kept and still wear.
I’ve never really been the type to dress up like the other girls do. I’m more of a casual, relaxed kind of girl. More athletic.
When it began to grow dark, the Rat, with an air of excitement and mystery, summoned them back into the parlour, stood each of them up alongside of his little heap, and proceeded to dress them up for the coming expedition.
When I go to audition for voiceovers, I do dress as if I’m going to an on-camera audition because that’s my way of showing that I do care and it means something to me.
Whether it’s standing backstage with Jennifer Lopez in a dress that I know everyone will be talking about tomorrow… or being there when incredible news breaks, and instead where people sit in front of their TVs and look at it, I’m the person who goes there to bring you the story… It’s amazing. It’s unbelievable.
Oh, completely liberating because even if you don’t do a woman right, you just have to put on high heels a wig, a bra and a dress, and I feel liberated.
I like dressing how I like to dress, and I look like a little art statement.
Every year, dads will dress up as Santa and try to surprise their kids by coming down the chimney, and every year, a dad gets stuck and dies.
The red carpet doesn’t interest me. I think people become all the same it’s like everyone posing from the three-quarter angle in some low-cut, fitted dress it’s all the same.
I don’t think, ‘Gee, I’d like to dress this person.’ There was a picture in Us magazine. It was a jersey dress, and Courtney Love was wearing it. I have this thing about Courtney Love, this funny worship.
Sofia is so active, and she made The Virgin Suicides, which I thought was great – all these things are inspiring to me, not in terms of creating a particular dress, but just in terms of knowing that there is this type of woman out there.
Whether it’s an $11 flip-flop or a $2 key ring or a $2,000 dress, they’re all done with integrity. They’re all done with a design sense. As long as the creativity exists, then I don’t think it’s a sellout. A sellout is putting your name on any piece of crap and then expecting people to buy it because it’s got your name on it.
I’m not a model, so the idea of modelling a suit or clothes is weird in itself.
I want to see women in pantsuits or two pieces, even something a little bit gaudy. It’s so much more exciting than just another nice dress.
It is true I am rather taken up with dress but as to feathers, every one wears them, and it would seem extraordinary if I did not.
If you fold your clothes in the formal spark of joy, you can actually make the joy last longer.
I remember when I was in high school I didn’t have a new dress for each special occasion. The girls would bring the fact to my attention, not always too delicately. The boys, however, never bothered with the subject. They were my friends, not because of the size of my wardrobe but because they liked me.
I notice if I’m too fat or if I’m too ugly or there’s skin hanging or whatever. When my clothes start not fitting, I get really self-conscious about what I eat.
Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.
Obviously when you’re a teen you have no money, so you make, like, three outfits out of one dress. You’re like, ‘OK cut the arms here. Alright: New party, cut them to here.’
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
I hope that I dress for my age. Because there’s no need to be dowdy, is there? But I don’t go with all the colours that everybody is wearing. I’m not very fond of lime green or orange, so I don’t do that. I read all the fashion magazines, but most things are totally unsuitable for somebody of 79.
I’ve always liked clothes, since I was a kid.
Zac Efron is my obsession, we’re the same person. We’re not actually here, it’s like Janet and Michael Jackson. He just puts on his wig and a dress, and it’s me, and you don’t know that. It’s one of the greatest mysteries of all time.
Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters.
Onstage, I don’t want to be thinking about my outfit, I want to think about what I’m doing, so I’ll try to dress as comfortably as possible.
I love clothes. Maybe I can say I don’t love fashion, but I love clothes completely.
On the clothes front, I have a designer who sits with the director for each film to chalk out a look for me based on the script.
I like shocking people just because, like, I can wear a dress, too. Not even for people to go, ‘Oh she’s grown up,’ but to show people that I’m actually a girl.
I’ll cook a batch of brown rice or quinoa and keep it in the fridge, so when I get hungry, I can easily dress it up with olive oil, lemon, and salt and pepper, and then add veggies.
In my field, you can’t really wear the same dress twice unless you want Isaac Mizrahi to scorn you on TV.
All the clothes in my closet are Oakland, California, clothes. You can’t wear those anywhere else. The barometric pressure drops and then where are you?
Every day each of us wakes up, reaches into drawers and closets, pulls out a costume for the day and proceeds to dress in a style that can only be called preposterous.
When I was young, clothes were really just about what fit, because Ashley and I were so tiny. So I understood fit before I understood style.
I’m not a fashion victim, and I don’t closely follow trends. I dress the way I feel comfortable because, at the end of the day, you have to be comfortable.
Sometimes I dress like what I want for lunch, because all I can think about is having a tuna sandwich.
Well, I have to say, most of my clothes are designed and made by my mother.
I was standing right behind Marilyn, completely invisible, when she sang ‘Happy birthday, Mr. President.’ And indeed, the corny thing happened: Her dress split for my benefit, and there was Marilyn, and yes, indeed, she didn’t wear any underwear.
It took me three years to learn to dress in the American way, especially in winter. That was just like me. I barely wear socks even now.
All the clothes I got before my son was born he can’t really wear them! Either you can’t wash them, or they’re too hard to get on and off – you know, so many baby clothes have sleeves that don’t let the baby’s arms go in and out. It’s ridiculous!
I’m not keen on the Mini Me trend. In my opinion, kids’ clothes should be kids’ clothes.
I was lucky enough to create my own dress, deciding on every single design detail. But, even if you don’t have a custom dress, you can still create a signature wedding-day look with personalization – a belt, altering the sleeves, etc. But, when creating your bridal style, the most important thing to remember is to make it feel like you.
I have become aware on my travels that when a country loses the connection between its history and its traditional dress, something truly precious is lost.
I started being a photographer because I liked fashion. I liked the idea of dressing up and changing my look. I got earrings, dyed my hair. I would dress like a fashion photo.
My boy and I move. We have this game where if we dress in a particular item of clothing, we have to do a different movement. A hat means 20 jumps – that sort of thing. When I put a scarf on, my son has to drop down and do push-ups, immediately. He thinks it’s really funny.
My first day on the set of ‘John Adams’, I was just supposed to fly to Virginia for a costume fitting. But the director figured, why not shoot it, too? So they threw me into a dress that didn’t fit, gave me lines I hadn’t seen, in a dialect I didn’t know, and two screaming, arching infants.
You can’t separate the clothes from the stores, from the environment.
Generally speaking, I’m a jeans, T-shirt and boots man but I do own an Armani suit, which gets a regular outing. It’s nothing fancy – just a classic, well-cut suit with clean lines and beautiful tailoring. It’s timeless and you can mix and match it with anything to dress up or dress down.
Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony, and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent, which was used on such occasions and placed not far from the altar in the chapel, in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled, perhaps about forty.
Then years back, when I moved to California, I happened to see a book about fashions of 19th-century Victorian England, only four pages of which was devoted to the dress of the working class.
About six weeks later, she called because she had found a dress. And then she said yes.
I really like crop tops. I like how you can dress them up or down, with jeans or a skirt and heels. I like to be showy and cute. I don’t want to be in just a jacket and pants and boots.
I’ve always thought vampires were interesting because they live forever, they’re always well-financed, they dress well, you know what I mean? And they’re, like, cool. Usually vampire – you’ve never seen a broke vampire. Have you?
You can take any one of our stories that we use right now, put western clothes on us, stick us out in the west and they’ll work just as well – any single one of them – because they’re stories about people, they’re stories about things.
I have a lot of social engagements, and I like to dress up for them. I try to wear what I feel comfortable in, as self-confidence is so much about how you look. Generally, I love to wear long dresses they make you feel special.
My closet is in perfect order at home. All my dress shirts, all my casual shirts. All my suits, they’re color coordinated. All my ties are color coordinated.
For stage I try to dress down, because I want people to take me seriously.
I like a bohemian floral dress, but then I’ll throw on a leather jacket or a pair of lace-up boots to give it an edge. My mom is always trying to get me to wear really sweet clothes. Something pink. But that’s not really my look.
I like ‘Star Wars.’ I mean, I don’t go to the conventions and dress up like Obi-Wan Kenobi or anything, but I like watching the movies.
If I ever play Hamlet, it’ll be in a dress!
It’s fun to play dress up for work, but when you have those off-days, it’s nice to just be low-key.
It’s so much harder to keep your clothes on than take them off in this business. Even in Exotica, they wanted more nudity, but I didn’t feel comfortable.
We play make-believe and dress up for a living. One goes, one doesn’t go, whatever. I don’t understand how you can get bitter or jaded. We’re just so lucky to get to do this.
If Broadway shows charge preview prices while the cast is in dress rehearsal, why should restaurants charge full price when their dining room and kitchen staffs are still practicing?
Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all.
Guys don’t really care, they just want to get the clothes off.
I have always aspired towards other people’s looks. When I was young, I loved teddy boys I thought they looked wonderful. Then I was a cowboy in Arizona, really for the clothes! I had a ranch for five years I had chaps made of bearskin.
When I was designing Mrs. Obama’s dress, half of me was saying, ‘What would Halston do?’ The other half was saying, ‘Be who you are.’ Halston, me, America, India – it’s been such a great combination. This is what makes me who I am, with the clean lines I learned from Halston and complicated Indian over-the-top Bollywood traditions.
Most of us were probably less than immaculately honest as teenagers it’s practically encoded into adolescence that you savor your secrets, dress in disguise, carve out some space for experiments and accidents and all the combustible lab work of becoming who you are.
I don’t always wear underwear. When I’m in the heat, especially, I can’t wear it. Like, if I’m wearing a flower dress, why do I have to wear underwear?
You can get a slouchy woman’s tunic at different price points. But if you want a great pair of trousers or a dress with delicate pleating, you’re going to have to spend a little more.
It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.
It’s good to stay as close to real life as you can, and then kind of dress it up.
I’ve had designers say to my face, ‘Oh, I want to dress you now that you’re skinny.’ And that’s really rude.
I do public appearances. I’m bluff, hearty, goofy. I wear loud clothes, and I read the funny bits. I occasionally get taken to task for one thing or another, and I acknowledge my fault, my flaw, my failure, and I move on.
I hear people talk in my head, and I write it down. I choose where they live and how they dress to be real.
There’s no drugs, no Tom in a dress, no psychiatrists.
I come from a strong religious background, and I had a very conservative upbringing. So I was nervous, and confused. Here I was wanting to be Whitney Houston, so why did I have to dress in lingerie to do that? I didn’t get it.
When I got married in 1991, I had never been to a wedding, so I didn’t know that my wedding was tacky. I didn’t know that I was getting married in a quinceanera dress, because there was nobody there to cry over me and tell me I look like a fool.
It’s frustrating to not be able to wear the same dress twice, so I don’t have a go-to dress like all girls do. Renting is definitely going to be my new fashion obsession.
I know people who are incredibly successful who still dress the way they did when they were 18, just because they still think that’s how they look good.
I like to wear beautiful clothes, but I don’t have that many.
After assessing what’s in your closet, make a list of what you need. Not want, but need. Write down the basics missing from your wardrobe. It could be a classic white shirt, a trenchcoat, or the perfect little black dress. Whatever the blank spots, write them down. This will be your reference for shopping.
I’ve said this so many times, but I keep coming back to this: Trends come and go. Own them and make them your own. If it doesn’t feel right, then don’t feel like you need to dress a certain way just to be trendy.
When you’re young, you think that clothes are almost magical, and that if you wear the right thing – to school, to the prom, on the date, etc. – something’s going to happen. Black, it’s the anti-magical thing. It comes from the recognition that it is not going to be ‘the’ dress.
I don’t like shopping, and I like my clothes to be comfortable.
True economy consists in always making the income exceed the out-go. Wear the old clothes a little longer if necessary dispense with the new pair of gloves mend the old dress: live on plainer food if need be so that, under all circumstances, unless some unforeseen accident occurs, there will be a margin in favor of the income.
I travel regularly and have learnt to be very methodical as far as packing is concerned. For example, I always check the weather in advance of where I’m going to ensure that I’ve packed the right clothes.
I’m not that materialistic. I like nice clothes and that, but I don’t spend lots of money on stuff. I’m not really into TV, I don’t have an iPod, I’ve got a gramophone.
If I see something that inspires me, I’ll dress like it.
There’s no way I set out to be a certain kind of symbol – the way I dress is the way I am, the way I live my life.
When you left the house today, you had the intention of putting clothes on and you did. You didn’t try to put your pants on today. You simply put them on. The same has to hold for all of our intentions. We don’t try to be more loving partners. We make the intention, and we act on it.
If you’re into a certain band, you’re into the way they dress.
I’ve always liked my clothes, even before I could properly afford them. Clothes for me were never a cloak, a cover. They were how I chose to express myself.
I plan my golf outfits for the tournaments, I recycle some for the practice rounds, but I always have new ideas for my golf attire, and I like to dress nice after the rounds, so I have to bring all my heels. It’s terrible. The worst part about being on tour is living out of a suitcase.
I dress and eat like a fifth-grader, basically. I like sandwiches and cereal and hooded sweatshirts.
Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.
The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it.
I used to make clothes for my sister’s dolls. I couldn’t care less for the dolls, but I could make the clothes really easily.
I’m not a fashion architect. I don’t dress in Ralph Lauren and Gucci. When I buy a suit, I buy it at J. Press. I have a blue blazer that I wear 80 percent of the time.
I never had a massive desire to buy clothes. I liked to customise the clothes I already had or was given when I was younger. If I didn’t like them that much, I made them how I wanted them to be.
My mother used to dress me in quite good-taste clothes, and I really wanted things that were sparkly and spangly and trashy and nasty. I don’t know if I ever chose fashion it was just there in me.
I’ve had to make the transition from sweeping in for 15 minutes, doing my stuff and clearing out, to carrying a movie for the duration – in a dress.
My father has developed a tradition of surprising us at some point by appearing in fancy dress. He buys a new costume each year and typically gets carried away. A couple of Christmases ago he appeared in an inflatable sumo outfit. It’s endearing, really, and only quite embarrassing.
During the course of filming ‘Top Chef,’ I gain 15 lbs., so I’m used to needing two dress sizes.
I very much wanted to live in Paris when I was in the army, and I was quite determined to. I could have become a dress designer: Dior was willing to take me on as an assistant, but he did not have an immediate vacancy.
I used to paint landscapes without any people in them but now I paint people who happen to be in a particular place. They might be outside a pub, or on a beach or in a studio. They might have clothes on or they might not.
We undress men and women, we don’t dress them any more.
My first job was working in a dress shop in Los Angeles in 1940, for $7 a week.
Just look at all the awards shows now. It has turned into a catwalk. You have to be wearing a certain designer, a certain dress, and everyone’s critiquing.
My mother was a seamstress, so making clothes was not something you would willingly go into.
Clothes, thank God I can get them from designers.
I always find it difficult to dress in between seasons, but I quite like putting T-shirts on with a vest over the top and another layer so you can peel them back as the day goes on.
I love maxi dresses, I feel so great when I put on a maxi dress, big earrings and sandals.
My goal is: I’m not trying to be snobby, but my clothes are not for everyone, not for every Hollywood celebrity. There is a designer for everyone, and a celebrity for every designer.
Clothes are designed for the media, because it’s a great show.
When I was younger, I did lots of plays, put on shows for Mum and Dad, made my brother dress up in ridiculous tutus and whatnot to perform in front of them. I think my pre-primary report was like, ‘Has a flair for drama’ – it was just a little side note.
The show I’m obsessed with watching is ‘Say Yes to the Dress!’ Because I love the whole makeover idea, and I’m a sap for love, of course.
Hollywood is strange in and of itself. People dress up and pretend to be other people, and you can either make millions of dollars, or no money. It’s odd.
Epic were adamant that I should carry on being me. They liked the way I look, my clothes, hats… nothing’s changed really.
When Princess Diana got married, I was a very little kid, I think. I remember her dress, and I found the dress amazing when I was a kid.
I was a bit overweight as a teenager, which may be why I’m more comfortable playing with clothes than showing my body.
Why not just have fun with clothes? We should be more light-hearted about how we dress, how we look. If you experiment, you can go wrong, clearly but you can have a wonderful time doing it!
I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be?
I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway.
I do not have one theme for each season, I just try to make beautiful clothes all year round.
In Los Angeles, I’m always in Fred Segal. It’s become a ritual. I have lunch and then buy lots of things I don’t need. Usually tons of clothes for the kids that they grow out of in 10 seconds.
I was doing a scene in a medical tent in 18th-century battle dress, pantaloons and a ripped shirt, and the guy from the crew kept asking me if I was OK, if I was too cold. I told him, ‘Are you kidding? I’m from Wales!’
You know when you find a great dress, you’ve gotta hold on to it.
I can’t bear shopping. I can choose clothes for my characters, but not for myself. I’ve got no dress sense. Or I’ve lost it.
I like clothes and fashion. It’s a hobby for me and I really enjoy being part of it, so it’s nice when people say: ‘He can dress quite well.’
When I’m not working, I like to be comfortable. I do like to dress smart, but comfort is important.
There’s no way I could ring up a company that was lending me a red-carpet dress and say, ‘Do you have it in a 10?’ Because all the press samples are an 8 – I would say a ‘small 8.’
I feel like I’m a boy, but I don’t feel like I should’ve been born with different parts of my body or anything like that. I feel like it’s just all in how I dress and how I talk and how I look and feel, and that makes me happy.
I feel like my style is very much androgynous. It’s rock, chic, like casual wear, but then on the flip side to that, being that it’s so androgynous, it’ll either be skinny jeans and a leather jacket, or if I’m doing a red carpet or event, I’ll completely flip that and be wearing a suit or a dress.
Downstairs in my house, I have a museum room. I keep all of my awards down there, and childhood photos, and even all the clothes I’ve worn on tour, in videos and on album covers.
I would say that I definitely play a different role with my style I like to mix it up a bit according to wherever I am. I dress differently in New York, L.A., Paris and London.
L.A. interests me, the whole band scene and relaxed carefree feel, but it does not mean you have to dress like a hippy.
What I learned is that how we present ourselves to the world is really how we get treated. So if you want to be treated really well in a restaurant, you really have to dress up. You cannot just show up.
I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
No matter how I feel, I get up, dress up, and show up for life. When I do, the day always serves up more than I could have hoped for. Each day truly is a slice of heaven. Some days the slices are just smaller than others.
If you have notoriety, you can dress any way you want to dress. That’s the way it is. I just like to get dressed up. I think that they go hand in hand – notoriety and people lookin at ya. If they look at ya, either you look like a million dollars, or you don’t. A guy can have a phenomenal body, but if the suit doesn’t fit him, forget it.
It’s much more casual than it was, but my clothes and my ring attire – I thought up half of what I brought to the show.
As a liberal, I would hesitate to propose a blanket ban on any style of dress because of the implications for individual liberty and freedom of choice.
Tom Ford, who is my all-time favourite, once said to me, ‘Here’s the thing about dress shirts, Rob. You need white, and you need black.’ ‘What about blue,’ I asked. He said, ‘Have you ever seen Cary Grant in a blue dress shirt?’
I’m trying to not follow fashion. I don’t even like the word. But I do like clothes, and I like nicely cut clothes that last and that are built to be worn for the next 30 years.
I have too many clothes, I have too many options.
I love reading people. I really enjoy watching, observing, and being able to figure out a person, the reason they wore that dress, the reason they smell the way they do.
I don’t have anything that I treasure at all. They’re just things. I tend to buy an awful lot of stuff, like clothes and things. But I wouldn’t be bothered if my house burns down tomorrow.
Clothes are fun. The designers have so much fun making them, you should have fun wearing them, too.
When I was a kid, I’d spray paint my hair, cut clothes up.
The dress hat took a nosedive after the dashing JFK showed up at his inauguration bareheaded. Suddenly, a chapeau was no longer de rigueur for any man leaving the house.
Most critics of gender division are women, and they’re worried about girls and the roles presented for them by gendered entertainments. They are quite right to be. Telling girls that the cars and the guns are beyond their domain of expertise, and that they should content themselves with clothes and friendships, is limiting.
Wear your clothes with abandon, I say don’t keep them pristine as if for museums: They are meant to wear out. Then you get to buy new ones.
I don’t have a set style, but I try not to dress like everyone else.
When I talk to young girls about clothes, I tell them to show a lot of brains.
One of my favorites is chilaquiles. It’s corn tortilla chips in a simple, brothy tomato sauce with a little chile for heat. It’s wonderfully homey. It has irresistible crispy bits and I love to eat it. And you can play around with it – add chicken, sliced red onions, or all these different things that can easily dress it up.
Don’t ever humiliate a man. If you’re gonna have to dress him out, you take him aside and do it that way. That’s the one thing I don’t like about Hollywood: They go in for public humiliation. You shouldn’t do that to a man.
I am working on a dress sock line of funky, colorful, cool designs.
On the red carpet, I need to be protected. When I wear a Chanel dress, I feel like I’ve earned the right to be there. And Karl Lagerfeld is so poetic, such an intelligent man. I like the way he has the power to draw attention.
In the ’50s, women aspired to dress like their mothers – this polished, controlled, formal way of dressing. Then all of a sudden in the ’60s, going into the ’70s, they stopped dressing like their mothers.
Fashion designers only occasionally tread outside the realm of clothes as pure commodity. When they do, the results are often a muddled, self-conscious message.
We just make clothes, but for some, that’s an important thing.
One of the first gardens I did outside the family was for the designer Hattie Carnegie. I was 23 then, and I went to her salon, but could not afford any of her dresses myself, though I loved them. Miss Carnegie suggested I do a garden in exchange for a coat and dress, and so I designed and planted a garden for her.
As a consequence while we had a roof over our heads, food on the table, and clothes to wear to school we were constantly conscious of being of modest means.
To me, it remains incomprehensible that a people who can design the Porsche 911 and sleek, white ice trains, who created the Bauhaus and speak at least three languages at birth, want to own twee Christmas figurines painted in gaudy colours, dress up in Bavarian lederhosen, and eat Haribo gummy bears.
My fantasy life was very full. Certainly when I was a kid, I probably wanted to be an actor because I wanted to be a princess, or something magical, and get to dress up magically, and have the kind of life that I hadn’t been born into, with magic powers or whatever, and live this wonderful idealised life.
In the end, I’d rather wear a nice dress, and if someone is not going to take me seriously, that’s so superficial.
NASA has to approve whatever we wear, so there are clothes to choose from, like space shorts – we wear those a lot – and NASA T-shirts.
Find your own style. Don’t spend your savings trying to be someone else. You’re not more important, smarter, or prettier because you wear a designer dress.
Being in front of a camera, in a nice dress, getting all dressed up, is extreme. There’s a lot of other extreme situations, you know, just getting out of bed sometimes is extreme – but I do it. Just got to do it, just got to get up. Put your sweatpants on, brush off the dog hair and just get out of the house!
David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA and let the moms decide what the dress code should be. I asked my mother if I could wear a chain, and she told me yeah. So I do stuff that my parents allow me to do.
My personal style and public style are very different. When I go out, I play dress up.