Oscar de la Renta Quotes
Fashion, like any other business, is a learning process. Every day you learn something new. I always say that the day I’ve learned everything I have to learn, then I have to stop working.
If you want to establish an international presence you can't do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris.
Never, ever confuse what happens on a runway with fashion. A runway is spectacle. It’s only fashion when a woman puts it on. Being well dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense.
Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day.
Regardless of how good or bad a collection might be, it's a letdown after the show is over. It's done. Something you've worked on for months is just over.
The most abused word in the world is 'retirement.' Every single day for me is a learning process. Why should I stop doing something that brings me so much pleasure?
We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.
We're dealing with sophisticated customers. What's most important to these women is individuality. I have to create things she'll want to wear, no matter who she is.