"Even as a young boy, my passion was to design, and I have been very lucky to be able to do what I have loved all my life. There can be few greater gifts than that."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Valentino Garavani on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Valentino Garavani on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Valentino Garavani on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Valentino Garavani on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Valentino Garavani on Erma Bombeck
"I have my favourite fashion decade, yes, yes, yes: '60s. It was a sort of little revolution the clothes were amazing but not too exaggerated."
"I love my beauty. It's not my fault."
"I am especially grateful that I have been able to keep my own style over the decades, in spite of the many changes that have taken place in the world of fashion and in its business."
"I am always locked in my design studio."