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They Are Saying: 01/25/2014

WWD's week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of January 20 to January 24.

WWD’s week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of January 20 to January 24.


• “It would be great to meet Kim Kardashian —  I’ve never met her and she’s been looking insane lately. She looks amazing. I went to this woman to see if I could get my hair done blonde, but she said it was impossible. I literally cried. All I want is Kim K. hair.” —  Hannah Bronfman

• “It is a big math puzzle and the math suggests that it is tilting in our favor.” — Bill Simon, chief executive officer and president of Wal-Mart U.S.

• “For me, couture is the kingdom of imagination, creativity and experimentation, and this is how I approach it. I do, however, remain pragmatic and realistic.” — Giorgio Armani

• “Does she have a Twitter? I want to follow her.” — Chloe Moretz on “girl crush” Amy Adams.

• “I’ve had a bad education in fashion,” he admitted. “I learned fashion on” — Kanye West.

• “Some forms of American folk, particularly quilts, are found in fashion history and many designers have used quilting techniques and patchworking in their collections.” — Alexis Carreno, guest curator for the American Folk Art Museum’s “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art” exhibition.

• “That’s a bit of a secret but I’ll be shooting a video soon, yes. I’m always working on something.” — Lady Gaga front row at Versace.

• “I am trying not to care as much, not being concerned about being judged. That is the stage I am at right now.” — Chloë Sevigny.

• “If it was all about the engagement, in the end we would suggest just posting pictures of puppies. But that doesn’t sell.” — Pau Sabria, Olapic cofounder, on Instagram.

• “People don’t come to Facebook to shop; we aren’t a shopping place. They come because we’re your personal newspaper.” — Nicolas Franchet, head of retail and e-commerce at Facebook.

• “Marigay, who was very comfortable in this nice little shop in London, said, ‘I’m happy to come across the pond but’ — just like her friend Anna — ‘you’d better make sure you put aside at least $1 billion for me to do a little fixer-upper at the new business there.’” — Richard Baker,  chairman and chief executive officer of Hudson’s Bay Co.,  on luring Marigay McKee to Saks.

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