Best Fashion Designer Quotes On Success In Life

These fashion designer quotes will inspire you. The fashion designer is responsible for creating the specific look of an individual garment including the garment’s shape, color, fabric, trimmings, and other aspects of the whole.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging fashion designer quotes, fashion designer sayings, and fashion designer proverbs.

Famous Fashion Designer Quotes

  1. “Be the designer of your own destiny.” ~ Oscar de la Renta
  2. “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” ~ Bill Blass
  3. “One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld
  4. “Never in my wildest dreams did I entertain the idea that I would become a fashion designer.” ~ Giorgio Armani

  5. “Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” ~ Yves Saint Laurent
  6. “For me, fashion is an expression of art that is very closely related both to me and to my body. I see it as an expression of identity combined with desire, moods, and a cultural setting.” ~ Iris van Herpen
  7. “We have the Terminator as governor, and we had an actor as president, so why shouldn’t we have a fashion designer as a senator?” ~ Tom Ford
  8. “Elegance is elimination.” ~ Cristobal Balenciaga

  9. “Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.” ~ Stella McCartney
  10. “Insecurity is a waste of time.” ~ Diane von Furstenberg
  11. “As a fashion designer, I was always aware that I was not an artist, because I was creating something that was made to be sold, marketed, used, and ultimately discarded.” ~ Tom Ford
  12. “I don’t like perfection – I think it’s dangerous. There is nothing after perfection.” ~ Alber Elbaz

  13. “Black is not sad. Bright colors are what depress me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.” ~ Ann Demeulemeester
  14. “The fashionable woman wears clothes. The clothes don’t wear her.” ~ Mary Quant
  15. “Take people’s advice and guidance in the beginning, but always follow your instincts first” ~ Alexander Wang
  16. “Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” ~ Alexander Wang

  17. “It’s funny, my girlfriends think that because I am married to a fashion designer, I get all these great tips and hints about great fashion, but it’s not like that at all. He never tells me what to wear.” ~ Lori Loughlin , Fashion designer quotes about fashion
  18. “I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” ~ Michael Kors
  19. “I would like to say to people, open your eyes and find beauty where you normally don’t expect it.” ~ Jean Paul Gaultier
  20. “I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.” ~ Vera Wang

  21. “The secret of toe cleavage, a very important part of the sexuality of the shoe; you must only show the first two cracks.” ~ Manolo Blahnik
  22. “There is nothing charming about a woman who cannot walk in her shoes.” ~ Manolo Blahnik
  23. “I find beauty in the continual shaping of chaos which clearly embodies the primordial power of nature’s performance” ~ Iris van Herpen
  24. “When you’re an outsider or a misfit, if you play it smart, your motto should be, ‘I’ll show ’em. I will show you.'” ~ Wendy Williams

  25. “American style is about confidence, independence, diversity, and free expression.” ~ Tommy Hilfiger
  26. “Style is wearing an evening dress to McDonald’s, wearing heels to play football. It is personality, confidence, and seduction.” ~ John Galliano
  27. “Playing a fashion designer could be the bane of my existence because I am married to a fashion designer.” ~ Lori Loughlin
  28. “To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give reality to one’s dreams.” ~ Roger Vivier

  29. “Elegance and comfort are not incompatible, and whoever maintains the contrary simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about” ~ Salvatore Ferragamo
  30. “I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.” ~ Yohji Yamamoto
  31. “The dress is a vase which the body follows. My clothes are like modules in which bodies move.” ~ Pierre Cardin
  32. “How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?” ~ Sonia Rykiel

  33. “The stiletto is a feminine weapon that men just don’t have.” ~ Christian Louboutin
  34. “The dress must not hang on the body but follow its lines. When a woman smiles the dress must smile with her.” ~ Madeleine Vionnet
  35. “Say goodbye to the age-old stereotypes of seduction. Seductive, but not a seductress, a woman wears a scent to reveal her personality.” ~ Paco Rabanne
  36. “Certain dressmakers desire to pass for an artist. I have one ambition: that is to have good taste.” ~ Jean Patou

  37. “The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off.” ~ Jean Cocteau
  38. “Real fashion change comes from real changes in real life. Everything else is just decoration.” ~ Tom Ford
  39. “When I see beautiful clothes, I want to keep them, preserve them… Clothes, like architecture and art, reflect an era.” ~ Azzedine Alaia
  40. “Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they’d just walk around naked at all times.” ~ Betsey Johnson

  41. “Remember this: No one is looking at your imperfections; they’re all too busy worrying about their own.” ~ Isaac Mizrahi
  42. “You can create fashion everywhere in the world, but the place where you are crowned is Paris.” ~ Sonia Rykiel
  43. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” ~ Coco Chanel
  44. “Haters are just confused admirers because they can’t figure out the reason why everyone loves you.” ~ Jeffree Star

  45. “Change is the healthiest way to survive.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld
  46. “Elegance isn’t solely defined by what you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read.” ~ Carolina Herrera
  47. “Since I was a child, my whole life has revolved around music. It’s often while listening to a song that ideas for my fashion collections formed.” ~ Hedi Slimane
  48. “Seduction is about intelligence and wit. Someone who makes me laugh has every chance to seduce me.” ~ Riccardo Tisci

  49. “Follow your instincts – you never know if your ideas will work out unless you try them.” ~ Lulu Guinness
  50. “It’s no good being too easily swayed by people’s opinions. You have to believe in yourself.” ~ Donatella Versace
  51. “I think someone’s biggest competition is themselves. I stand out as a ‘fashion’ designer and not to be confused with, (people who call themselves ‘clothing’ designers, who just print designs or logos on pre-existing t-shirts), because what I have created is custom fashions that are a personal extension of myself and my personality. It’s pretty unique since there is only one of me.” ~ Ashley Purdy
  52. “I always wanted to be a fashion designer so I just have to remember that as long as I’m doing it I’m living the dream.” ~ Marc Jacobs

  53. “I have fashion designers that I definitely respect. After working for a few years in the industry, you want to branch out and do your own thing and I think that’s something that has always been important to me is strengthening the brand and just sticking to “this is who we are, this is our identity, this is who we’re going to be”. I definitely respect other designers but I don’t necessarily have one that I look up to.” ~ Lauren Conrad
  54. “I don’t, really a fashionable person. I’m an actor, so I like costumes. But fashion is very popular now. Really overly popular. It’s like New Age music in the ’80s, or art. And then independent film. Now everyone’s a fashion designer. It’s had a big effect in New York, in our culture.” ~ Parker Posey
  55. “Decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.” ~ Gianni Versace
  56. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.” ~ Coco Chanel

  57. “It’s the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept… It’s not about age. It’s about taste, and it’s about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything.” ~ Ralph Lauren
  58. “The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” ~ Hubert de Givenchy
  59. “The only rule is don’t be boring.” ~ Paris Hilton
  60. “I always say if I weren’t a fashion designer, my other dream job is being a rock star!” ~ Tommy Hilfiger

  61. “People usually forget that fashion designers are not artists, but there is an artistic side that is very strong in my point of view. At the same time, you have to be so organized and so serious. There are two aspects that are quite big contradictions, strangely, in what I’m doing.” ~ Nicolas Ghesquiere
  62. “When I first started to do fashion shows I didn’t have the budget to hire top models so I would cast women who inspired me, and ask them to walk how they walked. I was doing a mise en scène, which for me was normal. I love for people to see my clothes, but it was more about the attitude of the girls. The revues of the late 19th century/early 20th century were very much a reflection of what was happening in society and politics, and for me that is also the role of the fashion designer.” ~ Jean Paul Gaultier
  63. “I would love, just once, to do costumes for a movie. I almost did some theater, but it is very different from what I am used to doing as a fashion designer.” ~ Olivier Theyskens

  64. “I interview these people all the time who come to my office and say, “I want to be a fashion designer.” I tell them where they should start, and they say, “I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to get anyone coffee.” Don’t they know it is great to get people coffee?” ~ Tom Ford
  65. “I don’t think of myself as a brand, simply a designer. A fashion designer who is married to an artist and together we have woven a body of worth through the years – with hopefully a recognizable signature. I look forward to one day becoming a brand… But that takes a business structure with brilliant business people to run it. I do look forward to that chapter in our life.” ~ Isabel Toledo

A fashion designer begins with an idea of what a garment should look like, turns that idea into a design (like a sketch), and outlines how that design should be turned into an actual piece of clothing by other workers (from model makers to finishers).

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