Quotes by: Carolina Herrera
It's not my aspiration to appear on a reality show. That's the last thing I need in my life.
I don't get my inspiration from books or a painting. I get it from the women I meet.
You have to have talent to design and to dress thousands of women or millions of women around the world. And you know very well, the only thing they want is to look more beautiful.
The red carpet is very important. You have to be very careful to have the right person dressed in right way. For me, it has to be a perfect look.
Elegance isn't solely defined by what you wear. It's how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read.
British and American women have very different styles and a different way of living.
When you live and work in different time zones, you spend a lot of time on airplanes.
Work doesn't seem to interfere with my life. I have time for everything, even time to be alone.
I have always loved trouser suits. It's something I absolutely believe in for women.
Fashion is not an investment. If you wear a dress and don't get many compliments, you won't wear it again. It's not like buying bonds.
The first painting that I realised I liked was 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' by Hieronymus Bosch, when I was six years old, at the Prado in Madrid. I still find myself returning there every time I'm in the city.
I am truly happy with what I've got. But if I could alter something, it would be my hands. I've never been satisfied with them - I would love longer fingers.
Politics are private. I don't understand people who try to convince you to join one party or another.
I was brought up with considerable discipline, and I was taught it wasn't proper to display certain very private emotions in public.
You have to deal with the fashion egos. You know, there is a lot. It shouldn't be treated that seriously because fashion is only making dresses to make women look beautiful. We're not inventing anything new.
I don't believe in naming clients to get press. I hated it when I was a couture client. If the dresses don't sell themselves, there is something wrong.
Life is hard. It is not too short, it is too long. But you have to learn how to live; you have to have a sense of humour.
I rarely go into a shop on holiday, because fashion and design are what I'm involved in every day. I need another world.
When you're wearing something you feel comfortable in, you move better. That's why the most important accessory you can have is a full-length mirror.
I love books; my suitcases are always full of them. Books and shoes. I read when I am sad, when I am happy, when I am nervous. My favourite British author is Jane Austen, and my favourite American one is John O'Hara.
Money doesn't buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant.
There's a tendency for designers to embellish the size of their business. I never lie.