Oscar de la Renta Quotes

It’s not about what you wear, but about how you live your life

Things never happen on accident. They happen because you have a vision, you have a commitment, you have a dream.

Be the designer of your own destiny.

Every day you have to reinvent yourself

You have to appreciate every single day that you’re alive. Life is a little bit like a garden – you have to find time to plant the seeds for beautiful flowers to grow.

The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.

Accept your friends for who they are, not for who you want them to be.

Luxury to me is not about buying expensive things; it’s about living in a way where you appreciate things.

The essence of style is how you live your life

Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.

The well dressed man never stands out in a crowd; his elegance sets him apart.

A woman today knows that the power of her femininity is very important.

Elegance is a discipline of life.

Walk like you have three men walking behind you.

My great strength is knowing who I am and where I come from – my island.

If you don’t move, you get stale.

When a woman falls in love with something so much that she wants to wear it- it is at that point that it becomes fashion.

There is no sound more feminine than a woman in a taffeta dress.

Style begins by looking good naked. It’s a discipline. And if you don’t dress well every day, you lose the habit. It’s not about what you wear, but about how you live your life.

The most important beauty is not that with which you were born, but the beauty of character which grows through a woman’s life and maybe never stops growing.

And smile, you know I always tell the girls to smile because I hate sad faces.

I think the greatest reward I have is getting up and going to work each day. I love what I do.

Love. Be curious. Always try to do your best.

Silk does for the body what diamonds do for the hand.

The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward.