Quotes by: Tadashi Shoji

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My brother told me he was very proud of me, of the business I have built, and that gives me joy.
Tadashi Shoji
I do not discriminate about size. I design dresses to accentuate a woman's positives, whether you are a size 0 or a size 3X.
Tadashi Shoji
Don't wear dresses that are too tight. A size number is just a number. If the fit is comfortable, it will look more elegant.
Tadashi Shoji
Am I famous in Japan? I don't know, and I don't really think of myself in that way.
Tadashi Shoji
Time flies so quick. I remember my second year in business when Bullocks Wilshire did a whole window of my white dresses. I was so excited, I went there at night and took pictures.
Tadashi Shoji
Using a forecasting company is like going to a fortune-teller. If you believe the company and the color does not sell, who do you blame? The forecasters? No, you blame yourself.
Tadashi Shoji
I am not really brand-conscious; I pick out clothes that appeal to me regardless of the label, but I consider my style very American.
Tadashi Shoji
When I was young, about 18 or 19, I read all the Dostoyevsky novels, which made me want to go to St. Petersburg. So I went, and I was so inspired.
Tadashi Shoji
So many designers only sketch and leave pattern-making to others. Pattern-making is important so you know the structure. Then if someone tells me, 'I can't make a pattern from that sketch,' I can tell them, 'I will make it' and then they are quiet. If I can't make it, I don't design it.
Tadashi Shoji
Everyone thinks the fashion business is so glamorous. It's completely the opposite.
Tadashi Shoji
It's a Japanese way of thinking, that I give value for my merchandise. So I don't want to sell unnecessarily expensive dresses and make just 10 or 20 and then feel satisfied. I want to design for real women who can afford my dresses.
Tadashi Shoji
Anyone can wear my dresses. They will look good on any figure, no matter what shape you are. I want to celebrate a woman's inner strength, to inspire real women and make them feel confident and beautiful.
Tadashi Shoji
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