40 Empowering Oscar de la Renta Quotes

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“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” – Oscar de la Renta

“The most important beauty is not that with which you were born, but the beauty of character which grows through a woman’s life and maybe never stops growing.” – Oscar de la Renta

“And smile, you know I always tell the girls to smile because I hate sad faces.” – Oscar de la Renta

“I always tell this story: When I started, the woman went to the store to buy a dress. She saw it in pink and red, and then she remembered that the husband, who is probably going to pay for the dress, loves it in pink. So she buys the pink. Today, the same woman goes to the store and remembers the husband likes pink, and she buys the red.” – Oscar de la Renta

“Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors.” – Oscar de la Renta

“As far as preference between fall and spring collections, I have none that I prefer to design. With fall you have a lot more items, but of course I am from the Dominican Republic, so I love the warm weather.” – Oscar de la Renta

“Fashion is about the present and the immediate future. I think in terms of now.” – Oscar de la Renta

“I would like better to be known as the Godfather of Fashion, with all the implications that that word has.” – Oscar de la Renta

“My approach is that fashion must always be optimistic, and that a woman will always be enticed by beautiful clothes.” – Oscar de la Renta

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

“Women think black is the most flattering color, but they’re wrong. Pink adds a cosmetic-like radiance and warmth. Black drains the skin of color; pink delights the eye.” – Oscar de la Renta

“You don’t need an introduction to succeed in life. You need to have good work. Work hard. Believe in yourself.” – Oscar de la Renta

“You know I started an orphanage so totally by accident. A lady came to me and asked me if I would, I will help her and we start it with little school and then I fell in love with it.” – Oscar de la Renta

“A fragrance is like a signature, so that even after a woman leaves the room, her fragrance should reveal she’s been there.” – Oscar de la Renta

“A woman plays such an active role in society. And today, the woman who influences fashion is not that very rich woman who sits at home and polishes her nails. It’s the one who works, who is a doer, who does things by dressing. She’s very strongly projecting an image of herself as an individual.” – Oscar de la Renta

“My entire concept of lifestyle is built on the foundation of my homes. There is no more important expression of this concept than that of my own personal living space.” – Oscar de la Renta

“Be the designer of your own destiny.” – Oscar de la Renta

“Fashions change and with rare exception are forgotten by the public. But the classic fragrances, like an invisible dress, endure. Fragrance must be introduced properly. A fragrance is like a signature, so that even after a woman leaves the room, her fragrance should reveal she’s been there.” – Oscar de la Renta

“My job as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best.” – Oscar de la Renta

“I do not have one theme for each season, I just try to make beautiful clothes all year round.” – Oscar de la Renta

“You have to appreciate every single day that you’re alive. Life is a little bit like a garden – you have to find time to plant the seeds for beautiful flowers to grow.” – Oscar de la Renta

“I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked.” – Oscar de la Renta

“I adore gardening, and whenever I have time off, that is my passion.” – Oscar de la Renta

“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.” – Oscar de la Renta

“Every day you have to reinvent yourself.” – Oscar de la Renta

“When a woman falls in love with something so much that she wants to wear it- it is at that point that it becomes fashion.” – Oscar de la Renta

“Luxury to me is not about buying expensive things; it’s about living in a way where you appreciate things.” – Oscar de la Renta

“The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die. We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life.” – Oscar de la Renta

“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.” – Oscar de la Renta

“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.” – Oscar de la Renta

“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.” – Oscar de la Renta

“The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward.” – Oscar de la Renta

“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.” – Oscar de la Renta

“Online media is increasingly influential in fashion.” – Oscar de la Renta

“Today, there is no fashion, really. There are just… choices. Women dress today to reveal their personalities. They used to reveal the designer’s personality. Until the 70s, women listened to designers. Now women want to do it their own way. There are no boundaries. And without boundaries, there is no fashion.” – Oscar de la Renta

“Things never happen on accident. They happen because you have a vision, you have a commitment, you have a dream.” – Oscar de la Renta

“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.” – Oscar de la Renta

“I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway.” – Oscar de la Renta

“I’m a happy fellow. I feel very privileged, lucky, that I have had a wonderful life. And that I have been always allowed to do what I love.” – Oscar de la Renta

“I’m a very restless person. I’m always doing something. The creative process never stops.” – Oscar de la Renta