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A witch and a bitch always dress up for each other, because otherwise the witch would upstage the bitch, or the bitch would upstage the witch, and the result would be havoc.

- Tennessee Williams

“In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, the inimitable.”

- Christian Dior

Our minds want clothes as much as our bodies.

- Samuel Butler

“Clothes as text, clothes as narration, clothes as a story. Clothes as the story of our lives. And if you were to gather all the clothes you have ever owned in all your life, each baby shoe and winter coat and wedding dress, you would have your autobiography. You could wear, once more, your own life in all its stages, from whatever they wrapped you in when you emerged from the dark red naked warmth of the womb to your deathbed.”

 

- Linda Grant

I love being a woman and I was not one of these women who rose through professional life by wearing men’s clothes or looking masculine. I loved wearing bright colors and being who I am.

- Madeleine Albright

“Are not couturiers the poets who, from year to year, from strophe to strophe, write the anthem of the feminine body?”

- Roland Barthes

“You don’t have to signal a social conscience by looking like a frump. Lace knickers won’t hasten the holocaust, you can ban the bomb in a feather boa just as well as without, and a mild interest in the length of hemlines doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from reading Das Kapital and agreeing with every word.”

- Elizabeth Bibesco