“White tie and decorations is the grandest form of social dress. For me, it’s like wearing a guillotine, or having a knife cutting into your throat.” — Nick Foulkes on the dress code for the Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“It’s hard not to pass on a part of the depreciation in local currencies — in Japan, China, and Brazil — to the market. We cannot keep getting hit on our margins.” — Gildo Zegna, chief executive officer of Ermenegildo Zegna Group.
“This is the year when the whole Cremieux business is expanding. And the SoHo store is the first example to show people in the U.S. what can be developed.” — Martin Miller, who represents the Cremieux brand in the U.S., on opening its first U.S. store.
“Some initiatives stay on shelf for less than a year. Clearly, this is not efficient.” — Lorenzo Delpani, Revlon’s president and chief executive officer, on its new “fewer, bigger, better” launch strategy.
“I love everything in New York. Every single thing. The people. Democracy. White, black, everybody. And the Statue of Liberty, as you can see.” — Fausto Puglisi at an event to launch his line at Bergdorf Goodman.
“At this stage in my career to be recognized with this reward is really moving to me. My work is my life and so much of my life has been my work.” — Narciso Rodriguez on receiving the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Fashion Design award.