10 Most Controversial Fashion Quotes Ever
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Say What?1 of 11
By Tiffany Tse
From Karl Lagerfeld to Victoria Beckham, the fashion world is full of strong personalities. So it's no surprise that plenty of these vocal designers, models and industry insiders have made some pretty strong statements about style. Read on for ten juicy quotes you won't believe are real.
Thin Ice2 of 11
Back in 2009, Kate Moss was slammed for telling Women's Wear Daily that her motto is "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." The supermodel quickly added, "You try and remember, but it never works." Welcome to our world, Kate.
Foot in Mouth3 of 11
We're not quite sure how Barbie's ankles could get any tinier, but shoe designer Christian Louboutin—who created an accessories collection for the doll—told Women's Wear Daily in 2009, "She needed great shoes, a thinner ankle, and to me, as I'm obsessed with feet, a foot more curved."
Take a Shine4 of 11
"Unshined shoes are the end of civilization," the late Diana Vreeland, editor-in-chief of Vogue, wrote in her 1984 memoir D.V. Noted!
Shoe Thing5 of 11
During a BBC Radio interview last year, Kanye West said, "No flip-flops for black dudes. I don't care where you at. Wear some hot-ass Jordans on the beach." Sounds a little uncomfortable, if you ask us.
Tight Spot6 of 11
Mary Quant, the woman who made the miniskirt famous, also had a penchant for wearing tight pants. In her 2011 autobiography, the designer wrote that the pants gave her "a little extra something" when she wore them. Ahem, we're not the only ones blushing, right?
No Scrubs7 of 11
Karl Lagerfeld once said, "Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants." Guess we're not safe even while watching a Downton Abbey marathon!
Crime Stopper?8 of 11
In a 2011 interview with the Telegraph, socialite-turned-style-icon Iris Apfel didn't mince words: "It seems that the fatter and uglier people are, the fewer clothes they wear. The shorts and flip-flops and tight jeans on butts that go from here to Poughkeepsie. I always say they should put people in jail for wearing clothes like that. Especially stretch jeans over size 10—they should be outlawed. Ten years ago people were starting to look like slobs in New York, now it's an epidemic."
Pardon My French9 of 11
Last year, designer Tom Ford complained to the Telegraph, "Do you know how rare it is in parts of America to actually see 'an outfit'? France? I don't want to be anti-French but there isn't a more unattractive group of people on the streets." The only city that got his selective style vote? London.
Good Scents10 of 11
Coco Chanel was once quoted as saying, "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Excuse us as we hunt down our bottle of No. 5—pronto!
Say Cheese11 of 11
Back in 2012, Victoria Beckham told Glamour, "I actually used to smile a lot in pictures. I think I only stopped smiling when I got into fashion. Fashion stole my smile!" Fingers crossed that's not true of everyone who works in the industry.