Ralph Lauren "Oscar is the most elegant, charming man in fashion. He understands elegance in a way that's timeless. His focus on ladylike style has had a great impact on the way women dress today — he's allowed women the freedom to dress up again."
Donna Karan "I truly adore Oscar. He brings such elegance and passion to everything he does. He's incredibly young and modern with amazing energy. Oscar and I share a long history. We've traveled the world together, including to Versailles in the Seventies and to Australia in the Eighties. Oscar and I are connected on so many levels that I think of him as family."
Diane von Furstenberg "Oscar is a most generous, wonderful man. For decades, he has been important in American fashion with his beautiful designs and, more important, creating a very aspirational lifestyle women relate to. I think that his son, Moises, is very talented, too, and will bring his label to another level for the younger generation."
Behnaz Sarafpour "He looks so fabulous, I thought he was 40. He must have started designing in the womb. He makes timeless feminine clothes, which I admire personally. He is of the school of thought where his agenda is about making women look beautiful.
"I met him for the first time at Mayor Bloomberg's house for a dinner a year and a half ago. He came up and introduced himself, and told me my dresses were beautiful — I was tremendously flattered." Michael Kors "Oscar manages to be unbelievably elegant, yet never stuffy. He has a great understanding of women and how they live, and I think he truly marvels in seeing a beautiful woman. His clothes have remained consistently feminine and luxurious for all these years.
"Taking the evening flight to Paris and having Oscar sit across the aisle from you makes a T-shirt-and-khakis kind of guy like myself feel terribly undone ... considering that he can sleep in a white cashmere pullover and wake up looking perfect. Making it seem easy and gracious has always been his motto."
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"