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They Are Saying: 03/01/2014

WWD's week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of February 17 to February 21.

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WWD’s week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of February 24 to February 27.


• “We want to reiterate that we’re committed to making things right. We know the breach has shaken the confidence of guests.” — Target chairman, president and ceo Gregg Steinhafel.

• “Versace is a gold mine.” — Versace chief executive officer Gian Giacomo Ferraris.

• “We wanted to show how my brain is working, the way I get inspiration. I just wanted to share that.” — Dries Van Noten.

• “I don’t want to be here for a week and hear, like, ‘Oh he was in front row of each show.’” — Marc Jacobs in Paris to launch his beauty line.

• “Fashion is very much anchored in both Paris’ activities and its identity, but there is competition — with New York following on Paris’ heels.” — Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet.

•  “I’m very happy that others do what they do. I respect my colleagues. I’m happy with what I do, but I feel like a black swan in doing clothes with a function and with an attention to the commercial aspect.”  — Giorgio Armani.

• “I believe Renzi is the man that first realized and felt the need for a great renewal of Italian politics.” — Brunello Cucinelli.

• “I needed to make my research stronger, and they are the perfect partner.” — Marco de Vincenzo on his deal with LVMH.

• “It’s pretty incredible to see those windows and, like, our name plastered all over the street in Paris.” — Jack McCollough on Proenza Schouler’s exhibition at Le Bon Marché.

• “I don’t know him; I came to see the exhibit out of curiosity.” — Claude Montana on Dries Van Noten’s exhibition in Paris.

• “I never get cute disguises. Mine are always strangely androgynous.” — Keri Russell at the season 2 premiere of “The Americans.”

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