Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Betsey Johnson Quotes

1. In the 60's there was a look. In the 70's there was a look, and in the 80's. Now, it's a free-for-all.

2. If it hadn't been for the rise of the working woman's wardrobe, I never would have found the time to sneak a kid in.

3. I never wanted to join fashion industry or being another Donna or another Dianne. I made clothes that I wanted to wear. I would cut, I would sew and I would wear, and it made me to feel better.

4. Love is a disease of the heart...in the end, there is no treatment curable and it might just kill you.

5. If a girl comes to me first for a prom or a bar mitzvah and she likes the way she looks and her boyfriend likes the way she looks, she'll come back.

6. Hard times always lead to something great.

7. A good use for me is to let me go away with my sewing machine and come back with some really new stuff.

8. Real success is being totally indulgent about your own trip. You put your blinders on about the garbage and go full speed ahead.

9. There is an excitement about having nightmares.

10. I couldn't live if I wasn't a designer.

11. My customer isn't wrapped up in labels and money.

12. With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer.

13. I'm not the type of person who dwells too much on bad things.

14. You have to hold onto your fantasy.

15. It's just been so heartwarming to see my clothes on people in wheelchairs and people needing physical support.

16. I used to design for my body, which was flat-chested with big hips. That's why my clothes were tight on top with full skirts.

17. Just to see what a pink dress can mean to a woman, any woman, but a disabled woman, that's extra special and thrilling because they shouldn't be separated and their disabilities don't have to separate them in anyway.

18. I don't like to have time on my wall; it's too-in-your-face.

19. I was always dancing and acrobatics was my specialty.

 20.  I was a cheerleader for nine years!

21. Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they'd just walk around naked at all times.

22. I hate to say it, but the truth is that the upscale line is where I get respect as a designer. The higher the price range, the higher the respect level from the industry, even though it's much easier to make a great $500 dress than a great $100 dress.

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