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They Are Saying: 07/12/2014

WWD's week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of July 7 to July 11.

Karl Lagerfeld photographing Choupette.

“She is like a kept woman. She has a strong personality. She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food. She even knows how to use an iPad.” — Karl Lagerfeld, on his cat Choupette, who inspired Lagerfeld’s upcoming holiday collection, Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura.


“That’s the feeling that I look for. That’s everything that drives me. You know — and a lot of people say this — but if you’re not a little afraid of what you’re doing, it’s probably not worthwhile.” — Kristen Stewart on her next role in the movie “Equals.”


“They did every single look and it was just out of this world. You know, I have a long history with Donatella, obviously, with Versace, and I don’t know, it’s always one of my go-to’s because they know my body. Luigi [Massi], their designer, just knows everything about me. It’s just one of those things when you have chemistry with somebody,” — Jennifer Lopez at Versace’s couture show.


“I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t want it to be the biggest brand name that you can imagine.” — Ellen DeGeneres on launching her clothing line, E.D.


“Now 40 percent off is just like the table stakes to get shoppers to cross the lease lines,” — Craig Johnson, president of Customers Growth Partners.


“There are no seasons anymore. The guy traveling the world wants things that are versatile.” — Michael Kors on his men’s business.


“Even though you can read or hear every now and then that ‘couture is dead,’ our first experience proves that haute couture is very alive.” — Camilla Schiavone, managing director of Schiaparelli.


“You’re selling the brand and the brand is selling the dream — that creates the moat [around a business],” — Christine Chen, senior investment analyst at Ashfield Capital Partners.


“We don’t care if they’re recognizable. The point was to present a cross-section of people who we think are awesome or cool. You don’t have to be a celebrity to matter.” — Marcus Wainwright, cofounder and designer, Rag & Bone. 

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