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Edith Head Quotes and Sayings

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A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
- Edith Head

Related topics: Design

Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're
a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady.
- Edith Head

I have yet to see one completely unspoiled star,
except for the animals - like Lassie.
- Edith Head

As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple:
providing space at the right cost.
- Harry von Zell

 

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A good designer must rely on experience,
on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness.
No magic will do.
- Niklaus Wirth

This is what I like about being a designer:
You can't really get it until you see it.
- Isaac Mizrahi

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As both a fine artist and a graphic designer,
I specialize in the visual presentation of words.
- John Langdon

Any time you talk about the look of the film,
it's not just the director and the director of photography.
You have to include the costume designer and the production designer.
- Spike Lee

We've had the same set designer and the same crew in many cases since 1972.
- Mink Stole

Women's Wear Daily can do more than any other publication to establish a designer.
- Calvin Klein

The designer of my Emmy gown is donating my gown to
the charity for an auction.
- Maria Menounos

Never in my wildest dreams did I entertain the idea
that I would become a fashion designer.
- Giorgio Armani

For each episode the five of us are all wearing clothes by the same designer.
It's a different designer for each episode,
but for each one we're all wearing their clothes.
- Ted Allen

As a fashion designer, I was always aware that I was not an artist,
because I was creating something that was made to be sold,
marketed, used, and ultimately discarded.
- Tom Ford

When we did Dynasty, it was the clothes.
I think the clothes affected every woman around the world.
I got so many letters, I think we made the designer a millionaire!
- Aaron Spelling

Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided
for the souls of men I do not know,
I cannot prove.
But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that,
if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams,
it will transcend them.
- Henry Norris Russell

If you compare my character to the others,
they were sexy with designer clothes.
I had the nerdy outfit.
- Izabella Scorupco

I dropped out of school for a semester,
transferred to another college, switched to an art major,
graduated, got married, and for a while worked as a graphic designer.
- James Green Somerville

I worked for UFA as a set designer, you know.
- Douglas Sirk

We have the Terminator as governor, and we had an actor as president,
so why shouldn't we have a fashion designer as a senator?
- Tom Ford

The talent for discovering the unique and marketable
characteristics of a product and service is a designer's most valuable asset.
- Primo Angeli

Whether it was working on theatre sets or stage lighting,
I didn't realize most all of the skills I was exposed
to were going to come in handy later on when I became a designer.
- Douglas Wilson

I wear everything from hip-hop baggy pants to beautiful Armani dresses.
I also like to mix vintage clothing with designer pieces.
- Julia Stiles

No designer has really wowed me yet,
I'm into other people's recommendations when it comes to fashion.
- Shawn Ashmore

Playing a fashion designer could be the bane of my
existence because I am married to a fashion designer.
- Lori Loughlin

But, having a perfume and license, in general,
is a financial necessity.
A designer must, to reap back the money spent on prototypes
and all that sort of thing.
- Vivienne Westwood

I am so excited to extend myself behind the scenes as a designer and to -
as my father puts it -
finally have a real job.
- Lady Gaga

I think I can make an entirely new game experience,
and if I can't do it, some other game designer will.
- Shigeru Miyamoto

But I'm not crazy about the designers like Prada and Gucci.
I hate going into designer stores.
- Samantha Mumba

As a designer, you have to solve a lot of problems.
Even though people are wearing clothes that are supposed to look beautiful,
they'll have to do all kinds of things.
- Colleen Atwood

I trained as a designer, so I'm always terribly keen
about what I'm going to look like.
- Judi Dench

Just look at all the awards shows now.
It has turned into a catwalk.
You have to be wearing a certain designer,
a certain dress, and everyone's critiquing.
- Portia de Rossi

Designer clothes worn by children are like snowsuits worn by adults.
Few can carry it off successfully.
- Fran Lebowitz

There is a lot of hype and fear about this much-talked-about
prospect of designer babies.
- Leon Kass

If you decide to design your own language,
there are thousands of sort of amateur language designer pitfalls.
- Guido van Rossum

No, I'm not a French designer either.
I'm from nowhere.
I'm a European, old European is all I am.
- Karl Lagerfeld

I was into Barbie and designer jeans.
- Carson Kressley

Providing, meaning to a mass of unrelated needs,
ideas, words and pictures - it is the designer's job
to select and fit this material together and make it interesting.
- Paul Rand

The engineer, and more generally the designer,
is concerned with how things ought to be -
how they ought to be in order to attain goals,
and to function.
- Herbert Simon

And I'm in favor of that because I have a gay son,
who's a very successful theater designer.
- Robert MacNeil

I'm a designer, I love it, and I haven't worked this hard to do bad work.
- Genevieve Gorder

Stress is a designer ailment that many of the so-called
afflicted suffer from with pride.
- Janet Street-Porter

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor,
mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas,
the designer of the F-15.
- Thomas Friedman

Phillip Harrison was the production designer,
though, I think he's uncredited.
He's done most of my films like Blue Thunder.
Lots and lots over the years.
- John Badham

Courtrooms contain every symbol of authority that a
set designer could imagine.
Everyone stands up when you come in.
You wear a costume identifying you as,
if not quite divine, someone special.
- Irving R. Kaufman

You get to say, 'Here's my philosophical idea about
what the costume should like,'
and the costume designer comes and gives you choices
and sometimes they're all good,
and I say, 'What do you think?' and they pick the right thing.
- John Sayles

On the speech day, the production designer,
who has a lot of say in things, and sometimes I didn't
agree with him but I had to do what I was told,
wanted the speech day to be all in neutral colours for the women,
which was a good thing.
- Julie Harris

I'm following my dreams and doing what I love as a designer.
I did not want to be one of those kids with a famous
last name that doesn't do anything.
That is very unfulfilling to me and I'm very happy.
- Nicky Hilton

Some great people are leaders and others are more lucky,
in the right place at the right time.
I'd put myself in the latter category.
But I'd never call myself a normal designer of anything.
- Steve Wozniak

I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern -
wearing head-to-toe designer has become a bit passe.
It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules.
It's all about the individual and personal style,
wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels,
and up-and-coming designers all together.
- Alexander McQueen

We were both very much the same.
We were both very impulsive.
We both loved life.
We both loved shopping.
We both had a love of clothes, obviously,
because he was the designer that I kind of wore forever and ever.
- Elton John

I appreciate the sentiment that I am a popular woman
in computer gaming circles;
but I prefer being thought of as a computer game designer
rather than a woman computer game designer.
I don't put myself into gender mode when designing a game.
- Roberta Williams

Our co-founder and company president,
Jim Levy, came from a record industry background and
understood the marketing and promotion of artists as well as products.
So the video game business went from absolutely zero
designer credit to something approaching rock star promotion.
- David Crane

Millions of Americans take vitamins safely every day,
including me.
Vitamins and mineral supplements taken in recommended doses are safe.
It's the designer supplements that are worrisome.
- Dick Durbin

When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge,
I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the
production designer about colours and this and that,
and feeling like I was losing control.
- Steve Buscemi

My favorite designer is Christian Lacroix,
not just because his clothes are amazing and I love them,
but because he's so nice.
When I did his fashion show, he was the first one to
arrive there and he helped everyone.
- Adriana Lima

We wanted to create an environment where if a game
player enjoyed the "writing style" of a particular game designer,
he or she could look for the next game by that same
author and not be disappointed.
- David Crane

Better biofuels are a really big deal.
That means we can precisely engineer the molecules
in the fuel chain and optimize them along the way.
So, if all goes well, they're going to have designer
bugs in warm vats that are eating and digesting sugars
to excrete better biofuels.
I guess that's better living through bugs.
- John Doerr

You can have information and ease of use and have artistic
integrity at the same time.
The art of being a good Web designer is getting yourself
into that middle ground and treating it as a final
destination instead of as a compromise.
- Mike Davidson

It's funny, my girlfriends think that because I am
married to a fashion designer,
I get all these great tips and hints about great fashion,
but it's not like that at all.
He never tells me what to wear.
- Lori Loughlin

There is the danger of over preparation,
of loss of spontaneity; over rehearsal is the most
terrible thing you can imagine.
We do have a very close association between costume and set designer,
though.
And the cameraman is very important,
of course.
- Terence Fisher

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.
- Doyle Brunson

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our
values are and how great the mission they represent.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

I had found myself a new mission - and once more my
recurring dilemma between corporate commercial needs
and personal scientific ambitions was solved unexpectedly.
- James W. Black


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