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Geoffrey Beene Quotes and Sayings

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Design is an unknown.
- Geoffrey Beene

Related topics: Design

Clothes should look as if a woman was born into them.
It is a form of possession, this belonging to one another.
- Geoffrey Beene

Designis a revelation to me.
It's like taking something that is not alive and giving it form,
shape, substance, and life.
- Geoffrey Beene

Clothes should be as interesting on the inside as on the outside.
Even if you enjoy it totally alone, it's important.
- Geoffrey Beene

 

A woman should be less concerned about Paris and more
concerned about whether the dress she's about to buy
relates to the way she lives.
- Geoffrey Beene

I come in.
I'm going to sketch, I'm going to drape,
I don't know what I'm going to do.
- Geoffrey Beene

The greatest concubines in history knew that everything
revealed with nothing concealed is a bore.
- Geoffrey Beene

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The influence of Paris, for instance,
is now minimal.
Yet a lot is written about Paris fashion.
- Geoffrey Beene

Fashion is in a terrible state.
An overdose of too much flesh.
- Geoffrey Beene

When I don't have any ideas, I pick up fabric and start
working with it and something happens.
- Geoffrey Beene

I tell women not to believe everything they read about fashion.
- Geoffrey Beene

Fashion is treated too much as news rather than what it is,
what it does and how it performs.
- Geoffrey Beene

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

The artist in me cries out for design.
- Robert Frost

I don't design clothes, I design dreams.
- Ralph Lauren

Good design doesn't date.
- Harry Seidler

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
- Herbert Simon

So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy,
that's a great reward.
- Genevieve Gorder

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great
design is often to ruin it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Design is everything.
Everything!
- Paul Rand

Good design is good business.
- Thomas J. Watson

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works.
- Steve Jobs

Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God,
it makes you an optimist.
- Terence

I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
- Diane von Furstenberg

Design is directed toward human beings.
To design is to solve human problems by identifying
them and executing the best solution.
- Ivan Chermayeff

The design of each element should be thought out in
order to be easy to make and easy to repair.
- Leo Fender

Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in
business but above all...
good design must primarily serve people.
- Thomas J. Watson

Design works if it's authentic, inspired,
and has a clear point of view.
It can't be a collection of input.
- Ron Johnson

Design is not for philosophy it's for life.
- Issey Miyake

Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.
- Charles Eames

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world.
But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
- Walt Disney

To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
- Charles J. Givens

Luck is the residue of design.
- Branch Rickey

I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.
- Marc Newson

I design for real people.
I think of our customers all the time.
There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing
or accessories that are not practical.
- Giorgio Armani

In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
- Donald Norman

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means
you can control or master.
- Milton Glaser

What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds -
the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes -
and you try to bring the two together.
- Mitchell Kapor

I like the body.
I like to design everything to do with the body.
- Gianni Versace

Good buildings come from good people,
ad all problems are solved by good design.
- Stephen Gardiner

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection,
affinities, integration, love.
- Louis Kahn

I don't start with a design objective,
I start with a communication objective.
I feel my project is successful if it communicates
what it is supposed to communicate.
- Mike Davidson

Design is people.
- Jane Jacobs

The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.
- Harry Bertoia

Accessible design is good design.
- Steve Ballmer

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design -
it reinforces it.
- Pierre Bonnard

I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century
that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums,
concert halls and civic buildings.
- Daniel Libeskind

The primary factor is proportions.
- Arne Jacobsen

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

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

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed
at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
- Herbert Simon

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

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

Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous
and important design element in the domestic environment
and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design
has ended up designing one.
- David McFadden

When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition,
much as the parts of a body would fit together.
On top of that, I think about how people will approach
the building and experience that space.
- Tadao Ando

The details are the very source of expression in architecture.
But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
- Arthur Erickson

Good designers can create normalcy out of chaos;
they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing
and manipulating of words and pictures.
- Jeffery Veen

Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
- Kenzo Tange

Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

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

Sometimes I can't figure designers out.
It's as if they flunked human anatomy.
- Erma Bombeck

Design is the method of putting form and content together.
Design, just as art, has multiple definitions;
there is no single definition.
Design can be art.
Design can be aesthetics.
Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
- Paul Rand

Sacred spaces can be created in any environment.
- Christy Turlington

About half my designs are controlled fantasy,
15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
- Manolo Blahnik

Every contrivance of man, every tool,
every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use,
of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
- Robert Collier

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell


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