Zitat des Tages von Mary Quant:
The fashionable woman wears clothes. The clothes don't wear her.
Coco Chanel hated me. I can understand why.
Good taste is death; vulgarity is life.
Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital.
I can't imagine not working, really. I just think work's more fun than fun.
Most of my memories of the Sixties are ones of optimism, high spirits and confidence.
The Lord's Prayer is the most perfect piece of poetry. I always feel at peace and moved when I recite it.
The whole 1960s thing was a ten-year running party, which was lovely. It started at the end of the 1950s and sort of faded a bit when it became muddled with flower power. It was marvelous.
Only ugliness is obscene.
Of course, I remember when everybody was thin. It wasn't until I went to America in the Sixties that I saw anyone who wasn't skinny thin.
A woman is as young as her knees.
I absolutely adore cows. They're the most fascinating, gentle and beautiful animals. Their eyes are so amazing. I have ten that live on the land around my house. I love to talk to them. There are few things better than falling asleep in a field and being woken up by an inquisitive cow.
People call things 'vulgar' when they are new to them. When they have become old, they become 'good taste.'
I saw no reason why childhood shouldn't last forever. So I created clothes that worked and moved and allowed people to run, to jump, to leap, to retain their precious freedom.
Fashion is a tool... to compete in life outside the home. People like you better, without knowing why, because people always react well to a person they like the looks of.
I always designed clothes from a very young age because I didn't like the way they were. They were paralyzing; they were stilted.
Fashion is not frivolous. It is a part of being alive today.
Fashion is a very ongoing, renewing thing, about change and reaching for the next thing. You are permanently dissatisfied, and it's always got to get better.
Many of my friends are chefs, and I learnt to cook watching them.
Vidal Sassoon changed hair forever.
I dressed like Leslie Caron as a teenager: soft school pleats, Peter Pan collars.
I liked my skirts short because I wanted to run and catch the bus to get to work.
My garden in England is full of eating-out places, for heat waves, warm September evenings, or lunch on a frosty Christmas morning.
Risk it; go for it. Life always gives you another chance, another go at it. It's very important to take enormous risks.
I liked masculine fabrics: Prince of Wales checks, city pinstripes, and flannels - worn with black tights, flattish shoes.
In the old parts of Nice, the family tables are out in the cobbled streets so that you can't drive past. They insist you join them at midnight on a hot July evening. So that's just what you do, abandoning the car.
I divide my time between all the mud and open space in Surrey and the social life and work in London, particularly Chelsea, which still has the same village feel that it had in the swinging Sixties.
As well as being a creative genius, Vidal Sassoon was a formative figure of the Sixties. Along with the Pill and the mini-skirt, his influence was truly liberating.
Britain has always had more art schools per capita than any other country.