Azzedine Alaia Quotes

Beyonce is a beautiful, elegant woman who is also a wonderful dancer. And her voice is sublime. Just like her husband, Jay-Z, Beyonce has real talent. They are both the kind of truly great artist who will be remembered by history. Their child will be lucky to have such talented parents.

Great Quotes, Luck Quotes, Parents Quotes, Talent Quotes, Wonder Quotes, History Quotes

As for success, I don't care for it. It is a fragile thing.

Success Quotes

My father could be very strict, but very fair. His father was the same. We all respected my grandfather; he was the head of the clan. Every morning, we all had to say good morning and kiss his hand. But not me. I jumped on his lap and bit him.

Grandparents Quotes, Respect Quotes


When I was growing up, I never heard the word 'racism.' It was only in Paris I encountered that.

Racism Quotes

I love film - it's like painting.

Love Quotes, Pain Quotes

The present fashion system is too hard - there are too many collections. The designers have no time to think! Money is too important. Schedules are too crazy.

Important Quotes, Time Quotes, Money Quotes

I had used the stretch materials for years to shape the inside of garments I made for private clients. Then I just started using them on their own.

Material Quotes

There is a sensuality about fabric. I think all materials should be inviting when they touch the skin. When I watch children stroking their mother's clothes, I feel that I have succeeded.

Children Quotes, Material Quotes

I love American girls. They're audacious. They put more outrageous things on their bodies than anybody.

Love Quotes, American Quotes

Karl Lagerfeld never touched a pair of scissors in his life.

Life Quotes

I learned French in Tunis, along with Arabic. I also learned French history. I knew the entire history of the kings of France. And I was fascinated by Versailles.

History Quotes

Who will remember Anna Wintour in the history of fashion? No one.

History Quotes

I take it to heart that, for example, there aren't enough funds for AIDS research, but people pay 20 times the value of an item of clothing.

Time Quotes, Heart Quotes

As a child, I was raised with my grandmother, alongside all my cousins, and the kitchen was always full.

Grandparents Quotes

I am always in doubt; I am never sure of myself.

Doubt Quotes

I have total confidence in Beaute Prestige International to accompany me in creating a perfume that interprets my work and my world.

Company Quotes, Work Quotes, Confidence Quotes

The foundation of beauty is the body.

Beauty Quotes

I put myself on the same level as everyone else around me - from the directrice to the workman, everyone. Except my pets - they are the Kings; you must treat them like royalty.

Work Quotes

I'm happier about my friends than I am about my work. I still have a long way to go with work. My friends, that's the one thing I'm sure about.

Work Quotes

I'm working 24 hours a day. I have had a house in Tunisia for 20 years, and I never have time to go because there are collections, fittings.

Time Quotes, Work Quotes

As I said many times, the fashion world, its system, can be disturbing.

Time Quotes

There are certain people I am allergic to. I even intervene when I don't like a customer; I rush in and check all the names. If I don't like them, I don't take them.

Customer Quotes

If you're sad about what you see in the mirror when you wake up every morning, you must change it.

Change Quotes

Anna Wintour doesn't deal with pictures; she is just doing PR and business, and she scares everybody.

Business Quotes

11 Top Azzedine Alaia quotes about Women

It's important to make women feel confident, because I think they are more important than men.

Important Quotes, Women Quotes

I'm always telling young designers to take the time to surround themselves with women.

Time Quotes, Women Quotes

I work for women. I only think for them. If I didn't like women, I wouldn't do this job.

Work Quotes, Women Quotes

The danger is we're losing sight of what women really want to wear.

Anger Quotes, Women Quotes

I make clothes; women make fashion.

Women Quotes

I never followed fashion. It's women who have dictated my conduct.

Women Quotes

You know Sarkozy offered me the Legion d'honneur medal? I refused. People said I refused because I don't like Sarkozy, but that's ridiculous. I refused because I don't like decorations - except on women.

Women Quotes

Women must know themselves better than anyone. If you have ugly legs, wear long dresses. If you have long, great legs, show them.

Great Quotes, Women Quotes

I think women should be seductive, not triste. There's enough sadness in life now without making women look sad, too.

Life Quotes, Sadness Quotes, Women Quotes

My obsession is to make women beautiful. When you create with that in mind, things can't go out of fashion.

Women Quotes, Mind Quotes

There was a woman in Tunisia called Madame Pinot. She was a midwife and had helped in the birth of my siblings and me. I assisted her. I helped women give birth to a lot of babies when I was very young.

Women Quotes, Birth Quotes