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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

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I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. — Oscar De La Renta

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What women have achieved in the last 50 years, I wish men would have achieved in the last 100. — Oscar De La Renta

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Every day you have to reinvent yourself — Oscar De La Renta

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Nothing is contrived. At night, the clothes should pour like liquid over the body. — Oscar De La Renta

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A woman makes an outfit her own with accessories. — Oscar De La Renta

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When I was a boy, I thought scent was contained in dewdrops on flowers and if I got up very early in the morning, I could collect it and make perfume. — Oscar De La Renta

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I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway. — Oscar De La Renta

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There is always an emotional element to anything that you make. — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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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

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Silk does for the body what diamonds do for the hand. — Oscar De La Renta

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I always think the best way to dress is when the person notices you first and the dress after. — Oscar De La Renta

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When I went to see Mrs. Clinton and we talk about the inaugural dress I ask her what would you like to achieve with this particular dress? And she said to me what I would like is - that when I walk into the room and people will look at me and say wow you look great. — Oscar De La Renta

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I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops. — Oscar De La Renta

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My wife said I look like a Latin American dictator. I said, 'That's what I am' — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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Online media is increasingly influential in fashion. — Oscar De La Renta

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You don't go to Buckingham Palace in a sweater, — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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It's important to excite the imagination of a woman. — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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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

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And smile, you know I always tell the girls to smile because I hate sad faces. — Oscar De La Renta

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Every season I am inspired by women. — Oscar De La Renta

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Tell me, which designers in New York do you think are great - besides me, of course. — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America is a national neurotic society of creative leaders in various fields of fashion. — Oscar De La Renta

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Style begins by looking good naked — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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If you don't move, you get stale. — Oscar De La Renta

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A woman today knows that the power of her femininity is very important. — Oscar De La Renta

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One should travel as light as possible. I can organize myself to go on a ten-day trip with just hand luggage. — Oscar De La Renta

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Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself. — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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Elegance is a discipline of life. — Oscar De La Renta

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Be the designer of your own destiny. — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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If you want to establish an international presence you can't do so from New York. You need the consecration of Paris. — Oscar De La Renta

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I always design my own hats to complete my fashion thought ... I like them slightly mad, like this huge black poppy. Right now I lift the bosom high on coats and dresses ... I am using so many high curved belts. — Oscar De La Renta

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I don't really know how to do casual clothes. — Oscar De La Renta

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I love to live well, I love to eat well, I love to buy beautiful things, and to give a fantastic time to my friends. — Oscar De La Renta

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Accept your friends for who they are, not for who you want them to be. — Oscar De La Renta

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Walk like you have three men walking behind you. — Oscar De La Renta

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I have this complex that if I walk into a place wearing a colorful shirt someone will stop me and say, 'I'm sorry, but the Latin band comes through the other door.' — Oscar De La Renta

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The well dressed man never stands out in a crowd; his elegance sets him apart. — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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I was surrounded by sisters. My childhood was all women. — Oscar De La Renta

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Things never happen on accident. They happen because you have a vision, you have a commitment, you have a dream. — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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Luxury to me is not about buying expensive things; it's about living in a way where you appreciate things. — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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My customers are successful workingwomen. — Oscar De La Renta

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My job as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best — Oscar De La Renta

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I do not have one theme for each season, I just try to make beautiful clothes all year round. — Oscar De La Renta

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Excess is not really something I consider a bad thing; especially when you are talking about living. — Oscar De La Renta

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I have always felt my role as a designer is to do the very best I can for a woman to make her look her best. Fashion is only fashion once a woman puts it on. — Oscar De La Renta

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If you wear a different perfume every day, I do not recognize you. — Oscar De La Renta

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Fashion is about the present and the immediate future. I think in terms of now. — Oscar De La Renta

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I would like better to be known as the Godfather of Fashion, with all the implications that that word has. — Oscar De La Renta

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I've lived every day to the fullest, and I've had a marvelous time. I've tried to be nice to the people I care about, and ignore the ones I don't. I enjoy what I've done. — Oscar De La Renta

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I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes. — Oscar De La Renta

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The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness. — Oscar De La Renta

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The charities closest to my heart have always involved helping children in some way. — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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I come from a very warm island, where colors are very important, very vibrant, and obviously the color has been an influence on my work. — Oscar De La Renta

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Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors. — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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Although I have no plans to tweet, I am fascinated by developments on the Internet. — Oscar De La Renta

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The most important thing? Perfect lighting at all times. — Oscar De La Renta

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The essence of style is how you live your life — Oscar De La Renta

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The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward. — Oscar De La Renta

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Work hard. Believe in yourself. It's not the publicity that sells the clothes, it's the woman. — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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Working for incredible talents like Balenciaga and Antonio Castillo, I learned about the immense skill and creativity involved in couture work. — Oscar De La Renta

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If you have the right to call me a hot dog why do I not have the right to call you a stale 3-day old hamburger? — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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I wanted this, I wanted to do this, but my work is me, and it has to be right. — Oscar De La Renta

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Love. Be curious. Always try to do your best. — Oscar De La Renta

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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

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There is no sound more feminine than a woman in a taffeta dress. — Oscar De La Renta

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I like light, color, luminosity. I like things full of color and vibrant. — Oscar De La Renta

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I adore gardening, and whenever I have time off, that is my passion. — Oscar De La Renta

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Nothing says spring like hand-cut flowers. — Oscar De La Renta

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Any girl from any walk of life dreams of that special dress, and I try to make that dream a reality for her. — Oscar De La Renta

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I think the greatest reward I have is getting up and going to work each day. I love what I do. — Oscar De La Renta

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I hate pretty. It's a very empty word. It gives a bad name to beauty. — Oscar De La Renta

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A woman can wear anything- she can make it right. — Oscar De La Renta

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It's not about what you wear, but about how you live your life — Oscar De La Renta

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My beloved Hillary, do not disappoint me. You have to be President, OK? — Oscar De La Renta

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A runway is spectacle. It's only fashion when a woman puts it on. — Oscar De La Renta

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Fashion is a trend, style is within a person — Oscar De La Renta

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In fashion, the most important thing is to move on. — Oscar De La Renta

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Women are born free, and I think that they should stay that way. — Oscar De La Renta

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My approach is that fashion must always be optimistic, and that a woman will always be enticed by beautiful clothes. — Oscar De La Renta