Michelle Obama | Former US First Lady (2009-2017)
"A wonderful human being, a good friend, and just a powerhouse."
- Michelle Obama on Harvey Weinstein
Pierpaolo Piccioli | Valentino Co-Creative Director
When actor Ben Stiller was getting back into fashion mode for the sequel Zoolander No. 2, he called Piccioli to ask for advice. “If you have socks, you are not fashion,” Piccioli told Stiller. “He said why? And I said shush. I said, ‘You don’t try to understand. You just do not wear socks.’ “And also, if you put your arms into the sleeves of your coat, you are not fashion. Don’t ask why. But do not carry your bag anywhere but here.” Piccioli folds his arm with his palm face up and points to the crease in his elbow. "If you want to be fashion, these are the rules".
Ric Ocasek | Vocalist and Songwriter, The Cars
When people want to take a meeting with me, I always make it at Coffee Shop; they can’t hear anything I say because I talk so soft, and I can’t hear what they’re saying, so it’s always a big ball of confusion, and no one gets anything done, so I think that’s successful.
Christina Zeller, Product & Image Director at Delvaux, on the simplicity of a Delvaux gentleman.
The Delvaux gentleman is the kind of man who only has a pressed white shirt in his briefcase and a major contract about to be signed…All electronic devices, chargers or tablets travel separately with his deputy assistant.
New York Times Art Critic, criticizes curators for what white, Euro-American civilization did and was doing to the native people, animals and plants of North America
It’s as if the devastation of the West were an inevitable natural disaster rather than the product of vicious programs and policies of business and government.