Gianni Versace Quotes

Who was Gianni Versace?

Giovanni Maria "Gianni" Versace was an Italian fashion designer.

Born December 2, 1946
Died July 15, 1997
Aged 50 years old

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Best 30 Quotes by Gianni Versace

“At the beginning of my career, it was very hard to go up. Now, it's very hard to stay on top. You have to stay there, and I want to stay there so badly. I'm still standing.”

“Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes.”

“Decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.”

“Designing came to me. I didn't have to move.”

“Do not go into trends. Do not allow fashion take you over, choose who you want to be and what do you want to show with your clothes and lifestyle.”

“Even Michelangelo got paid for doing the Sistine Chapel. To those artists who say they're doing it for the love of art, I say: Get real.”

“Fashion goes with the feeling of the moment. It's related to movies, to art, to young people's taste.”

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“Fashion needs incredible women, alive, stimulating, with style like Diana Vreeland. She is the most. The way she talks expresses all her values.”

“I am a typical Italian; I love the clan. But I don't think about getting married.”

“I am not interested in the past, except as the road to the future.”

“I don't license everywhere. I take care of my name.”

“I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom.”

“I learned to work with my mother, who had an haute-couture business.”

“I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.”

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“I liked women as a shape to dress.”

“I never fall down. I always fight.”

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“If men wanted to look good in a skirt, they would need the body of an African. And the colour. A skirt with white, skinny legs. Horrible!”

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“I really want to make clothes that are feminine and help women look beautiful.”

“I think it's the responsibility of a designer to try to break rules and barriers.”

“I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast... We have to change.”

“I want always to be positive.”

“I want to be a designer for my time.”

“I want to be the joy to people through my work.”

“I'm a little like Marco Polo, going around and mixing cultures.”

“In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.”

“It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better.”

“My dream was always to be a composer, but fashion came very easily.”

“My only dream is to get old and finally have time to read all the books that I'm collecting.”

“Perfume puts the finishing touch to elegance – a detail that subtly underscores the look, an invisible extra that completes a man and a woman's personality. Without it there is something missing.”

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“Women are more sure of themselves today. They don't have to emulate the way men dress.”

“You dress elegant women. You dress sophisticated women. I dress sl*ts.”

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“I don’t care if people I admire criticise me because their opinion is valuable to me.”

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