Quotes From Famous Fashion Designers Part One

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all love fashion. Depending on our personal style, each of us has a favorite designer and possibly, favorable designer fabrics we choose to sew with. These designers might be our preference because of the fabrics they design with. 

Whatever drives our preferences, its always fun to learn a little more about our favorite fashion designers. Over the past few blog posts, we've been listing various designers all over the world. Today, we are going to highlight some of the most famous quotes from them. 

Fabric stores in Portland OR, like Josephine's Dry Goods loves featuring information about designers. They are, after all, some of the most creative individuals in the world! They're attention to detail and ability to choose the best fabrics is amazing!

Famous Quotes from Designers | Fabric Stores Portland OR

  • “I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.” —Bette Midler
  • "Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady." —Edith Head
  • "You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet." —Christian Dior
  • "You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." —Edith Head
  • "Whoever said that money can't buy happiness, simply didn't know where to go shopping." —Bo Derek
  • "When in doubt, wear red." —Bill Blass
  • "What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language." —Miuccia Prada
  • "We must never confuse elegance with snobbery." —Yves Saint Laurent
  • "We have this saying, Christy and I. We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day." —Linda Evangelista
  • "Walk like you have three men walking behind you." —Oscar de la Renta
  • "The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette." —Giambattista Valli
  • "The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress." —Hubert de Givenchy

For more quotes from our favorite designers around the world, stay tuned. Those that are looking for the best fabric stores in Portland OR, stop by Josephine's. We are here to help you find the best sewing notions and fabrics in the area!


In addition to providing you with the finest fabrics and accessories, we also offer couture clothing services for those that aren’t able to create garments. We understand how busy life can be. That’s why we offer you a way to bring your visions for our fabrics to life, without having to take time out of your day to do so! We are excited to continue to offer you the following:

  • Liberty of London Fabric  (lawn fabric & poplins, silks, jerseys, wools & twills)
  • Creative trim
  • Distinctive ribbons
  • French laces
  • Inspiring knits
  • Italian wools
  • Japanese cotton fabric and denim
  • Luxurious fabric blends
  • Scrumptious silks
  • The world’s finest linens
  • Unique buttons

You’ll fall in love with the fabrics we have readily available for you! We strive to inspire your creativity with the highest quality fabrics available. To find out more about our fabric stores in Portland OR, prices and production schedule, be sure to call soon!