Top 10 Most Memorable Fashion Quotes of 2012

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As 2012 draws to a close, we take a look back at the most memorable fashion quotes of the year. From McCartney to Beckham and Lagerfeld, we’ve chosen our top 10 favourites.

“My entire career, it’s always been like, ‘Oh, [pre-fall is] just a selling collection.’ It has so many boxes to check and it becomes such a chore and I just hated that. There’s more and more [to do] for all of us. I look at it not only from my point of view but from [editors’] point of view, like, Why would you just want to go look at another showroom? What a drag.”
— Stella McCartney, Jan. 10

“I wear a lot of black. You know what, black’s easier. The more color you have in your wardrobe, the longer it takes you to get dressed.”
— Rooney Mara, Feb. 16

“I have to say, I would prefer to do the shuffle in sneakers. If you want to drop it like it’s hot, it’s good to wear flats, because then your booty gets really close to the floor, but then there are things you can do in heels that you can’t do in sneakers.”
— Madonna, on the best footwear for dancing on tour, April 16

“I think that my fans and customers really get to know me and my sense of humor through my tweets. I think people see the real me.”
— Victoria Beckham, on her Twitter activity, April 19

“Fashion has a lot of Virgos….To really obsess about a millimeter on a shoe, it helps to be a Virgo.”
— Tom Ford at 92Y, May 10

“I’d like to dress the Queen. She can handle anything. Maybe in black with a little leather, a little rock ’n’ roll.”
— Donatella Versace

“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 doesn’t touch my food. She doesn’t want to eat on the floor. She sleeps under a pillow, and she even knows how to use an iPad. She has two personal maids, for both night and day. She is beyond spoiled.”
— Karl Lagerfeld, about his cat, Choupette, June 6

“Accessories are like vitamins to fashion — as such, you should use them liberally.”
— Anna Dello Russo, Sept. 10

“I’ve always done a kind of skinny silhouette, because I am skinny; I don’t have to worry about covering up fat bits!”
— Mick Jagger, about his tour costumes, Nov. 26

“When you are editor in chief of an extremely successful magazine, you don’t need an ambassadorship for four years. Ambassadors were great in the 18th century. Today, it’s going to the opening of a cafeteria.”
— Oscar de la Renta, on speculation that Anna Wintour might be named a U.S. Ambassador, Dec. 5
fashion quotes
via WWD

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