"One of my most sentimental items is my grandmother's engagement ring that my mom gave me a few years ago. It's a Victorian-style setting that's closed in the back, so it doesn't sparkle the way diamonds do now. I wear it as a pendant."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Georgina Chapman on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Georgina Chapman on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Georgina Chapman on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Georgina Chapman on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Georgina Chapman on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's very empowering to be able to have a career and to be a mother. It gives you an amazing sense of self."
"What an amazing opportunity to do something like direct a movie and step out of your creative comfort zone and yet do something that is also so familiar at the same time. I was also just excited to have the chance to direct, which I may never get to do again."
"It's funny, because I sometimes feel that I'm most creative when I'm pregnant."
"I enjoyed studying costume, learning about the corsetry and the historical context of fashion. I never had any real intention of being a costume designer."
"My great-grandfather was in the army in India, and we have photographs of my family there in full Victorian dress. They're incredibly romantic."
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