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WWD’s week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of December 30 to January 3.
“We’re just a bunch of friends gathering to make cakes and have fun.”— Parisian pastry chef Christophe Michalak
“What this agreement tells us is that when the dust settles, Martha Stewart is still married to Macy’s.” — Mitchell Epner, counsel to the law firm Wilk Auslander.
“The authorities had shot us with the intention to kill us.” — Cambodian garment worker Prom Phearum, who suffered a bullet wound to his right calf in Friday’s protests.
“As long as designers and operators can keep developing concepts that will make people buy what they want and not just what they need, margins will be high and investors will like it.” — Richard Kestenbaum, a partner at investment banking firm Triangle Capital
“I’m watching them on CNN and they look great. I’m really happy that they have made a commitment to New York City’s Garment Center.” — Nanette Lepore on dressing Chirlane McCray and Chiara de Blasio for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inauguration.
“I love that I can wear the Ts with jeans and look finished.” — Henrik Lundqvist on his partnership with Bread & Boxers.
“The main obstacles are the same — Italy’s clammy bureaucracy, a high cost of work and energy, fiscal pressure and a negative image of the country.” — Umberto Angeloni, ceo of Caruso.
“I forget I’m dressing a man.” — “Twelfth Night” and “Richard III” costume designer Jenny Tiramani.
“I love those first moments of wondering, ‘Where are we going to go with this adventure?’ — it’s just sort of a marvelous adventure. Somehow it always feels like you’ve just got the play from Shakespeare.” — “Twelfth Night” and “Richard III” costume designer Jenny Tiramani.
“What people are looking for in the sector is something scalable. There’s an appetite for brands, and in particular, any brand that has an international potential, mainly in emerging markets.” — Ariel Ohana, managing partner at Ohana & Co., a boutique investment firm in Paris.