Quote of Note | Miuccia Prada

“Clothes have nothing to do with success. You can dress however you want and still be successful. Basically, clothes are a pleasure. And as a luxury item, clothes are the cheapest. Why are people scandalized by spending money on clothes? I think there is something against fashion in the world. Everybody is so passionate about this, there’s a resistance to fashion, an idea that to love fashion is to be stupid. I think this is for two reasons. One is because clothes are very intimate. When you get dressed, you are making public your idea about yourself, and I think that embarasses people. And two, I think that fashion is seen as women’s work. My conclusion is that because fashion touches your intimate life, it embarasses people.”

Miuccia Prada, in an interview with Amy Larocca for New York magazine

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