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They Are Saying: 11/09/2013

WWD's week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of November 4 to November 8.

WWD’s week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of November 4 to November 8.

• “I was blissfully bewitched by my dinner partner. It was the way she sat and stood and moved like a warrior, commanding attention without ever asking for it. I’m gay, but I have hormones.” —  Hal Rubenstein on the first time he met Iman.

• “I hope I’m childlike. I’m not childish, but childlike. When you’re a child you haven’t had the education, you haven’t had experience, so you’re always very honest and you’re always saying, ‘What if? How come? What if I do that?’” — Paul Smith on his vision in building a $650 million global business.

• “We never thought we would sit next to a river and throw bread to fishes. We never wanted to sit on a bench and read the papers.” — Giancarlo Giammetti on his and Valentino’s version of retirement.

• “I haven’t found something bad about her yet.” — Karl Lagerfeld reflecting on his friendship with Tilda Swinton.

• “I’m the most boring person in the world. That allowed me to survive better than a lot of other people. Because if you don’t drink, if you don’t smoke and you don’t take drugs — and I’m not missing it; I never wanted it — and you sleep for seven hours, I can tell you, life is quite pleasant. You don’t feel tired or exhausted and things like that. You get up again and have the next day. I know that’s very boring, but, you know, I admire people who destroy themselves.” — Karl Lagerfeld on clean living.

• “I absolutely love what I do. All the best things I still get to do. I’m sketching, painting and sculpting, and I have to drape.…The cakes are totally related to what’s going on trend wise,” — Charlotte Neuville, aka The Fashion Chef, who whipped up a book deal with HarperCollins.

• “I grew up shopping at Fred Segal and have always felt connected to the brand and what it stands for — a vibe of laid-back luxury that resonates far beyond Los Angeles,” — Lenny Kravitz, founder of Kravitz Design, who will design apparel, accessories and a limited edition motorcycle for Fred Segal.

• “There is an element of bittersweet. But we did something very good for the shareholders.” — Stephen Sadove on leaving Saks Fifth Avenue.

• “You can’t just consider the fashionistas and what they think.” — Ron Frasch on leaving Saks Fifth Avenue.

• “We’ve had so few disagreements, I can count them on one hand.” — Ron Frasch on Stephen Sadove.

• “I am very honored of the mission that I am entrusted with, and proud to join the history of this great maison. We share common values and a vision.” — Nicolas Ghesquière on taking the reigns at Louis Vuitton.

• “We’re hoping we can turn the entire holiday season into one very long Cyber Monday, hopefully without the discounts.” — Joseph Einhorn, chief executive officer of e-tailer Fancy.

• “Let’s put it this way: the day I went into business in 1983, I did not imagine having a store next to Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino a door away.” — Dennis Basso on his new Madison Avenue flagship boutique.

• “We all talk about traffic, and traffic is definitely important…sometimes you walk into a store and want to have a shopping experience. This goes beyond VIP rooms.” — Gucci’s Patrizio di Marco.

• “He has a lot of experience and he has a lot to offer. But we felt from the beginning that we wanted some space there and do it on our own and be fairly independent.” — Pookie Burch on her father Chris Burch’s involvement in fashion line Trademark.

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