By  on September 26, 2017

“He had very warm and close relationships with others. But behind all that, behind the bonhomie…there was a good deal of tenacity. When talking with him, one clearly understood that he was profoundly determined.” — The late fashion and arts patron Pierre Bergé

“Christian Dior would sometimes make his driver circle around the block three times because he didn’t have the courage, the strength to go inside. Because the workload was too heavy. You know, fashion is an extremely demanding occupation, there is no other artistic occupation like it. A writer who doesn’t write, it’s not the end of the world, he will write next year. A painter who doesn’t finish a canvas will finish it two weeks later, or never. Designers have to show their work on a given day, at a set time.” — Pierre Bergé

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