Giorgio Armani Quotes


Best 75 Quotes by Giorgio Armani – Page 1 of 3

“A h*mosexual man is a man 100 per cent. He does not need to dress h*mosexual.”

“A perfume is more than an extract it is a presence in abstraction. A perfume, for me, is a mystique.”

“A well-maintained physique is a great business card. Ideas and intelligence are what matters, but if you have a well-maintained physique, it's better.”

“A woman should always dress to be remembered, not simply to be noticed.”

“Acknowledge the elegance of simplicity.”

“Anyone who is passionate about what they do will have a better chance of connecting with future generations than those who simply follow transient trends. At least their work will have a distinctive character, and this is what people respond to, I believe.”

“Cinema is a form of magic that’s hard to resist. I have often wondered what my life would have been without films. Surely, I would not have become the man and designer that I am today.”

“Creative work gives you an almost indissoluble connection with people.”

“During a fashion show, I want the clothes to speak. The effort I put into my work must be respected.”

“Elegance is not catching somebody’s eyes, it’s staying in somebody’s memory.”

“Emphasize comfort without compromise.”

“I am happiest in public, working in my world. Then I can be the star. That I can do. When I am not working, I am more guarded, set apart. It's not my life, that. I like interactions, but interaction that is not forced.”

“I am not in the stock market. I am beholden to no one in what I do. If I spend billions on a fashion show, I spend billions. It's not public. And if I am in the stock market, I am obligated to account for things, and to show what the business is doing.”

“I believe that my clothes can give people a better image of themselves – that it can increase their feelings of confidence and happiness.”

“I believe that style is the only real luxury, that is really desirable.”

“I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.”

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“I didn't have a happy childhood.”

“I don't have a formula to pass on. I always did it my own way. Even today, I hold my independence close. It's what's most precious to me. Passion. Risk. Tenacity. Consistency. This is my professional history.”

“I don't like women who follow fashion in the sense of becoming victims of it. I like women who have elegance, who have allure, who use fashion, rather than the other way around.”

“I dress in my 'uniform', or my own dress code, which reflects my personal method and work ethic. My belief is that my plain T-shirt – I have about 40 of them – or blue sweater helps focus others' attention on me and on what I say.”

“I fear chaos and unruliness… Structure allows me to move freely and productively, because I can monitor everything.”

“I get really frustrated when people say that a collection is not very 'Armani'. Iconic status can be like a pair of handcuffs, especially if, like me, you wish to continually stretch yourself creatively, as Warhol did.”

“I have always considered that my collection must have an international flair so it can be at the service of the European public. Or to people in Asia. Yes, there are tiny little alterations I notice in the proportions of the outfits, but fundamentally, the collection is that way.”

“I have never had anything to do with the kind of fashion that is influenced by the press or identified with the spirit of the season. My clients come for me; they come back each season for my spirit. That's the reality.”

“I learned little by little. I learned how to draw. I learned how to tell the difference in the quality of fabrics – the subtle differences. I started with collections for men. So my first collection for women was deeply inspired by male roles.”

“I liberated men and women from many constrictions, turning into the sartorial companion of an epochal change.”

“I like to think that I can introduce people to the idea of simplicity and elegance.”

“I love things that age well – things that don't date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best.”

“I must always try to do better because perfectionism, and the need to always have new goals and achieve them, is a state of mind that brings profound meaning to life.”

“I must make decisions every five minutes and give the impression of being sure of myself! Sincerely, this is the cause of my verbal violence.”

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