By Jessica Frost

The best thing about working in the fashion industry isn’t the clothes or the makeup or the glamour and celebrities. It’s the brilliant minds of the tastemakers, artists and visionaries that make a simple dress come to life.

So when they speak, we listen – here are our top favourite fashion quotes..
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”
Miuccia Prada


 “I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.”
Bette Midler


“Walk like you have three men walking behind you.” —Oscar de la Renta


“The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” —Hubert de Givenchy


“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” —Rachel Zoe


“Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.” —Giorgio Armani


“I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity—all I hope for in my clothes. —Yves Saint Laurent


“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” —Bo Derek


“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” — Lauren Hutton
“I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.” — Alexander McQueen


“Trendy is the last stage before tacky.” — Karl Lagerfeld


“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Chanel


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
“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” — Yves Saint Laurent


“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.” — Gianni Versace
“Conformity is the only real fashion crime. To not dress like yourself and to sublimate your spirit to some kind of group identity is succumbing to fashion fascism.” — Simon Doonan


“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” — Coco Chanel


“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” — Harry Winston