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Born: 1939-01-08
Profession: Designer
Nation: Venezuelan
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Intuition is a strong feminine quality.

Tags: Intuition, Quality, Strong

It's important to find what really suits who you are, because style isn't only what you wear, it's what you project.

Tags: Project, Style, Wear

It's not my aspiration to appear on a reality show. That's the last thing I need in my life.

Tags: Last, Life, Reality

Keep in shape: if you look good, you will feel confident.

Tags: Confident, Good, Keep

Latinas who come to the U.S. should adapt, learn English and become a part of the community.

Tags: Become, Community, Learn

Life is hard. It is not too short, it is too long. But you have to learn how to live; you have to have a sense of humour.

Tags: Hard, Life, Short

Luxury will be always around, no matter what happens in the world.

Tags: Happens, Luxury, Matter

Money doesn't buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant.

Tags: Money, Pretty, Wonderful

My family - my husband, my daughters, my grandchildren, my great-grandchildren, all of them - are the most important thing in the world to me.

Tags: Daughters, Family, Husband

People get nervous accessorising, but there is nothing wrong with adding a belt or a pair of shoes in another colour.

Tags: Another, Shoes, Wrong

Perfection does not exist - only God is perfect.

Tags: God, Perfect, Perfection

Politics are private. I don't understand people who try to convince you to join one party or another.

Tags: Politics, Try, Understand

Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound.

Tags: Profound, Simplest, Sometimes

Sometimes you see women that don't realize that age is changing your style, and they don't change.

Tags: Age, Change, Women

The red carpet is very important. You have to be very careful to have the right person dressed in right way. For me, it has to be a perfect look.

Tags: Careful, Perfect, Red

There isn't a book that has changed me, but I have favourites such as 'Pride and Prejudice' which I often re-read.

Tags: Book, Often, Pride

There's a tendency for designers to embellish the size of their business. I never lie.

Tags: Business, Lie, Size

We women manage to do many things at the same time. Men, no. Men do one thing at a time.

Tags: Men, Time, Women

When you do something that you like, and you think you can keep doing it, you don't think about retiring.

Tags: Keep, Retiring

When you live and work in different time zones, you spend a lot of time on airplanes.

Tags: Spend, Time, Work

When you're wearing something you feel comfortable in, you move better. That's why the most important accessory you can have is a full-length mirror.

Tags: Mirror, Move, Why

Work doesn't seem to interfere with my life. I have time for everything, even time to be alone.

Tags: Life, Time, Work

You feel very romantic when you're in a ball gown. Everyone should wear one once in a while.

Tags: Everyone, Once, Romantic

You never expect anything when you are 20 because you think that you'll never get older.

Tags: Expect, Older

You wouldn't know it but I'm no good at... cooking. My chef does that.

Tags: Chef, Cooking, Good

Fashion is a dream. It's difficult, and there are many aspects of fashion that are very difficult, but if you love it like I do, because I really have a passion, now, for fashion, it's not easy, but nothing is easy in life.

Tags: Life, Love, Passion
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Feeling good about yourself and your life is very important. I'm a happy woman, happy with my husband, my daughters, my grandchildren. We all get along quite well, and that keeps me centered.

Tags: Good, Happy, Life

I always remember my childhood house with happy memories. There was a beautiful garden, and outside my bedroom window was a jasmine vine which would open in the evenings, giving off a divine scent.

Tags: Beautiful, Giving, Happy

I am truly happy with what I've got. But if I could alter something, it would be my hands. I've never been satisfied with them - I would love longer fingers.

Tags: Hands, Happy, Love

I don't believe in naming clients to get press. I hated it when I was a couture client. If the dresses don't sell themselves, there is something wrong.

Tags: Press, Themselves, Wrong

I love books; my suitcases are always full of them. Books and shoes. I read when I am sad, when I am happy, when I am nervous. My favourite British author is Jane Austen, and my favourite American one is John O'Hara.

Tags: Happy, Love, Sad

I love white shirts because they feel like a security blanket. You can wear them with anything. It's the person and the way that they wear it that makes it different. I have been designing white shirts forever, but I don't get tired of it.

Tags: Love, Makes, Tired

I prefer clothes that are simple, well-cut, but with one major extravagance. Something with the sleeves, with the skirt, but nothing too fussy, too flashy.

Tags: Clothes, Simple, Skirt

I've had work done on my eyes in the past. However, I think there are limits. I wouldn't ever have too much done, as it looks unnatural, and I don't think you should do anything to your lips, as it changes the entire shape of your face.

Tags: Done, Past, Work

Most people travel with a good book, but I also keep my agenda with me; I'll flip through the pages and take a few moments to organize my life a little - I rarely get the time to do this normally.

Tags: Good, Life, Time

Thank God my hair is always the same. And I get dressed very quickly. I am not one of those people who spend three hours getting dressed. I never understood that. What do you do for the two and a half hours after the half hour it takes you to get ready?

Tags: After, God, Hair

The first painting that I realised I liked was 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' by Hieronymus Bosch, when I was six years old, at the Prado in Madrid. I still find myself returning there every time I'm in the city.

Tags: Old, Painting, Time

Unfortunately, there's a lot of confusion today over what is sexy and what is vulgar. It's horrifying. They say, 'Oh, that girl is so sexy,' and she turns around and the dress is four sizes too small. Or she's wearing so much stuff, you wonder how long it took her to get ready.

Tags: Girl, Sexy, Today

We always know better than anybody else what looks best on us. Even if people are complimenting you, if you think, 'I hate what I have on,' it's not right.

Tags: Best, Else, Hate

When I was living in Los Angeles, I always booked a moisturizing milk-and-honey massage the day before flying to Spain. It was heaven - I never got dry plane skin or felt stiff from sitting in one position.

Tags: Felt, Heaven, Living

You can be very feminine and be a leader. Christine Lagarde, she's very chic and she dresses very well, and she's a woman. And she has a lot of power.

Tags: Leader, Power, Woman

You have to deal with the fashion egos. You know, there is a lot. It shouldn't be treated that seriously because fashion is only making dresses to make women look beautiful. We're not inventing anything new.

Tags: Beautiful, Fashion, Women

You have to have talent to design and to dress thousands of women or millions of women around the world. And you know very well, the only thing they want is to look more beautiful.

Tags: Beautiful, Design, Women

A man has to have sensibility, wit, mystery, tolerance, and strength... Romance also helps.

Tags: Mystery, Strength, Tolerance

A wedding dress is both an intimate and personal for a woman - it must reflect the personality and style of the bride.

Tags: Personal, Wedding, Woman

Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something.

Tags: Age, Head, Means

Attention to detail is of utmost importance when you want to look good.

Tags: Attention, Good, Importance

British and American women have very different styles and a different way of living.

Tags: American, Living, Women

Don't wear excessive make-up as you grow older. Young women can wear whatever make-up they want, but if you are older, you will regret it.

Tags: Regret, Women, Young

Elegance isn't solely defined by what you wear. It's how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read.

Tags: Read, Speak, Yourself

Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas, but what makes it new is the way you put it together.

Tags: Fashion, Put, Together

Fashion is not an investment. If you wear a dress and don't get many compliments, you won't wear it again. It's not like buying bonds.

Tags: Again, Fashion, Won

Fashion is to please your eye. Shapes and proportions are for your intellect.

Tags: Eye, Fashion, Please

Fashion never stops. There is always the new project, the new opportunity.

Tags: Fashion, Project, Stops

Fashion should be fun. It shouldn't be labelled 'intellectual.'

Tags: Fashion, Fun

For me, fashion begins in New York.

Tags: Begins, Fashion, York

I am very shy. When I go to a charity ball, I don't mind if people look at my sleeves. I mind terribly if I have to say something.

Tags: Charity, Mind, Shy

I believe that you have to treat the people who work with you like your family.

Tags: Family, Treat, Work

I didn't long to be a designer. I always liked fashion, but it was always a bit sleeping in me.

Tags: Bit, Fashion, Sleeping

I don't get my inspiration from books or a painting. I get it from the women I meet.

Tags: Books, Painting, Women

I don't like trends. They tend to make everybody look the same.

Tags: Everybody, Tend, Trends

I have always loved trouser suits. It's something I absolutely believe in for women.

Tags: Absolutely, Loved, Women

I rarely go into a shop on holiday, because fashion and design are what I'm involved in every day. I need another world.

Tags: Another, Design, Fashion

I very seldom compromise. I am a Capricorn.

Tags: Compromise, Seldom

I was brought up with considerable discipline, and I was taught it wasn't proper to display certain very private emotions in public.

Tags: Discipline, Emotions, Public

I was schooled at home, then didn't go to university because I married when I was 17. I didn't go into work until late in my life.

Tags: Home, Life, Work

I'm not going to say that I'm perfect. I do have fashion crises.

Tags: Crises, Fashion, Perfect

In general, fashion is challenging. Everything from clothes to fragrances.

Tags: Clothes, Fashion, General
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