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Special Issue
WWD Scoop issue 03/24/2008

“The paper clip.”
—Viktor & Rolf

“One of the neon lamps from Eileen Gray. It’s a beautiful balance between aesthetics and function.”
—Giambattista Valli

This story first appeared in the March 24, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

“The Internet, antibiotics and penicillin. I’m going to invent something.You’ll see.”
—Damon Dash

“It doesn’t exist, but I’m sure it will soon: an automatic digital photo editor that chooses pictures from your camera based on your preferences. I hate going through all my photos so I always put it off.”
—Jacinda Barrett

“Fed-Ex. I love that the guy who founded it was failed by one of his college professors. He proved the scholars wrong.”
—Angie Harmon

“A cure for cancer.”
—Gela Nash-Taylor

“The iPod. I would be a billionaire! It’s so brilliant, so smart, so modern and so simple.”
—Roberta Armani

“The little black dress.”
—Lindsay Lohan

“The Polaroid camera.”
—Jeremy Scott

“I wish I would have invented the lightbulb. Nothing’s better than bringing light to people.”
—Lapo Elkann

“Google, because it’s useful and my mom would be set for life.”
—Ginnifer Goodwin