WWD’s day in quotes from today’s edition.
“We have assembled an amazing group of talents — geniuses, I would say. Each one is among the best in his or her field. The monogram is at the center of our house, so we celebrate the monogram every day. But we thought this project was really special because the personalities we chose are fascinating and diverse.” — Delphine Arnault announcing the Louis Vuitton “Iconclasts” limited-edition collaboration, with Karl Lagerfeld, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Christian Louboutin, Rei Kawakubo, and Marc Newson.
“I already met her once and said what I had to say. She would never speak to me again.” — actor James Marsden, on seeing Rihanna at the CFDA Awards.
“The fashion crowd is notoriously tough, but I am not.” — John Waters on hosting the CFDA Awards.
“You can be driving and watching a movie. [I know] I probably shouldn’t say that. The point is that you can be filming things while you’re doing them.” — Diane von Furstenberg on teaming up with Google and Net-a-porter to sell Google Glass.
“They let me have my trademarks back and I’m free to do whatever I want with it. It’s the first time I’ve had creative control over my name.” — Sigrid Olsen.
“I missed men’s wear, and this had been on the cards for a long time. We had a really good following, especially in the worlds of art and architecture…” — Hussein Chalayan on relaunching a men’s wear line.
“For me, it’s hockey on horses.” — Lupita Nyong’o attending Veuve Clicquot’s seventh annual Polo Classic.
“Rome and its fountains gave a lot to Fendi over the years and we are honored to give back one of Rome’s symbols to people.” — Fendi president Pietro Beccari on the brand financing the restoration of Rome’s Trevi Fountain.
“The reason why we like this is because it’s mobile. The market is going mobile pretty quickly.” — Real Simple publisher Charlie Kammerer on Time Inc.’s acquisition of technology firm, Cozi Inc.
“Our wholesale business in North America and Europe faces multiple challenges of both a systemic and cyclical nature. Our core multibrand retailers face competitive challenges from larger vertically integrated players in the lifestyle segment and pure-play online retailers.” — Andy Mooney, Quiksilver Inc.