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They Are Saying: 06/07/2014

WWD's week in quotes, culled from stories that ran the week of June 2 to June 6.

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"A little Bardot, a little Birkin…our new garden, we just replanted the terrace." — Michael Kors on his resort collection.

 

"My woman buys these clothes to celebrate the holidays, not to take them traveling on a yacht." — Bibhu Mohapatra on his resort collection.

 

"The best thing about being a fashion designer for me is that I have a voice in contemporary culture. This was the thing that I missed about not designing, and ultimately, was the thing that lured me back into the business. I hated not having that voice." — Tom Ford on what he loves most about fashion.

 

“He was truly a merchandising genius with a remarkable, intuitive sense of what the customer wanted and — and even more incredibly — what they would want.” — Don Eugene, a former Macy’s chief financial officer and close lieutenant to Finkelstein for 20 years, now a partner at the Callydus Group LLC consulting firm.

 

"Naturally, what I hate today, I could very well love tomorrow — and vice versa." — The Countess, Louise J. Esterhazy.

 

“I already met her once and said what I had to say. She would never speak to me again.” — actor James Marsden, on seeing Rihanna at the CFDA Awards.

 

“For me, it’s hockey on horses.” — Lupita Nyong’o attending Veuve Clicquot’s seventh annual Polo Classic.

 

"Some of the best-dressed athletes are emerging from the NHL. The players are taking risks and realizing that men’s wear is fun and not all about oversize suits." — designer John Varvatos on the emerging style of professional hockey players.

 

“I’ve worked in digital startups and in traditional print, but what’s awesome about Yahoo is the chance to work in a startup atmosphere on a much larger scale.” — Britt Aboutaleb on being named managing editor at Yahoo Beauty.

 

“The good sellers here are the good sellers there, but it’s way too early to make any kinds of determinations and adjustments.” — Joe Mimran, founder and creative director of Joe Fresh, comparing assortment in the retailer's new store in Seoul to the one in SoHo.

 

“Is Mickey Drexler to J. Crew what Steve Jobs was to Apple? What Mickey Drexler is, is vision.” — a retail observer on J.Crew's greatest asset as the private equity owners consider selling the retailer.

 

"I'm planning on doing a bit of shopping. I'm trying to get some of this cowboy-look stuff." — Jerry Hall, at Chanel's Metiers d'Art show in Tokyo.

 

"It's got to live up to this place." — Ralph Lauren, describing his resort collection shown at his Madison Avenue flagship.

 

"It's about love. It captures a moment in time when one soul links to another." — Vince Camuto on his new fragrance, Amore.

 

"Everyone I have given the book to has cried. My husband cried — I don't know if that is good…It's very honest." — Diane von Furstenberg on her new book, "The Woman I Wanted to Be."

 

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