'The crisis is the time when one should create new ways of doing things ... find solutions ... and put even the most basic things into question.' —Jean Paul Gaultier, designer

'I don't know anything about the financial crisis. We'll make a recovery by everyone loving their life, each other and being positive.' —Roberto Cavalli, designer

'I detest this period of fantasy we were in where you had something for three seconds and then you threw it away. The last few years have been a nightmare! It's one thing to have a dream, but this was overkill.' —Manolo Blahnik, designer


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