Verbatim: Sep. 14, 2004

"We're being trained up as a bunch of consumers rather than thinkers." --British designer Vivienne Westwood on education, in a TV interview with SHOWstudio

"Why is everyone worrying about what she spends? They should be worried about what Roberto Cavalli spends too. What Ralph Lauren spends too. How many cars does Tommy Hilfiger have, by the way?" --Russell Simmons, to New York magazine, on how everyone's picking on his wife Kimora Lee

"I bought my first Valentino scarf in the '70s. Then came the shoes, then came the blouse, and now I can afford the whole outfit." --Oprah Winfrey, to WWD,...

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