WWD’s week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of May 12 to May 16.
“I’m very proud of our friendship. It’s nice to have someone like that that can guide you and mentor you.” — Logan Lerman on “Fury” co-star Brad Pitt.
“People like to say you’re either born with style or you’re not, and that’s complete hooey. You’ve gotta develop your own and find your own.” — Lauren Hutton on how to be fashionable.
“We built everything — toilets included. I think those islands in the middle of nowhere are quite poetic. It’s kind of an Oriental Atlantis.” — Karl Lagerfeld on Chanel’s Resort 2015 show in Dubai.
“The noose is tightening in terms of what they have left that they can do.” — Matt McGinley, an analyst at ISI, on Sear’s shares falling.
’’Weather can only explain some of what’s been going on, and it’s been going on since the middle of last year.” — Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners.
“Not everybody knows each other. You think it’s like a celebrity club. It’s not like that.” — Ellen Barkin at the Musem of Modern Art’s annual Party in the Garden.
“I think everybody knows in the magazine business you have to reinvent on almost a monthly basis. You don’t ever get wedded to your architecture. You don’t freeze in place. You don’t wait for a redesign every two years. It’s an exfoliation, and readers respond to it.” — Jill Herzig on being named editor in chief of “Dr. Oz The Good Life.”
“This is not a film set — it’s the real thing. We’re used to the film set.” — Ralph Lauren as the guest of honor at a dinner hosted by Prince William at Windsor Castle.
“Since it wasn’t an historical film, I felt free in terms of the plot to create costumes and along with the set decor, the fashion spirit of the Sixties inspired me.” — Gigi Lepage, costume designer for the upcoming film, “Grace of Monaco.”
“Regarding wetsuits, I always liked the Marilyn Minter quote, ‘Everything’s better when wet,’ injecting some style into sports utility.” — Cynthia Rowley on the limited-edition wetsuits she designed for J.Crew.
“Hopefully every company I’ve been with is in better shape when I leave than when I started. The American luxury brand is the future. It’s not about one person or a group of people but the way people view a brand. My legacy is more of a teacher than anything else. I learned a lot, too. It cuts both ways.” — Roger Farah, stepping down from his position as vice chairman of Ralph Lauren Corp. after 14 years at the company.
“I absolutely never had any desire to do my own thing. I don’t know if there’s any need for another brand. And I don’t know if I’d have any more to say that I couldn’t say within the structure of an existing house.” — Peter Copping, creative director of Nina Ricci.
“We’ve always wanted our own store; it’s always been part of the plan. It was a toss-up between New York and L.A., and when this space became available, we jumped on it. It used to be a hair salon and my sister and I used to come here, so we were very aware of the space.” — Mary-Kate Olsen on opening The Row’s first retail store in L.A.
“Retail is a national sport in Dubai. We are enjoying a good momentum in the area, particularly with the local clientele.” — Jean-François Palus, group managing director at French group Kering, whose brands include Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Sergio Rossi and Puma on a boom in luxury brands opening in Dubai.
“It is a type of peepshow. Sometimes men make fun of women shopping, so now women can do it, too.” — Christian Louboutin on the mirror dividing the men’s and women’s section in his first San Francisco boutique.
“Ninety percent is sold before they even buy it. I like that model.” — Sir Philip Green, investing in Mysale, an online flash sale business.