'I said, Wow, this is a man who inspires me for this collection because he's all about change and hope and to challenge the future.' —Donatella Versace, on choosing Barack Obama as the muse for her spring 2009 menswear collection

'I don't like this idea of boys who look about 14 representing menswear, who have round shoulders and look at their shoes.' —Dior Homme designer Kris Van Assche on male models

'When you do menswear, it's less about thinking outside the box than about pushing the walls of the box outward.' —Designer John Varvatos

'We think everyone is in the mood...

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