Quotes by Alessandro Michele

I love just a stage.
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I hate to plan my life.
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I think we need to dream.
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Your memory is not my memory.
- Alessandro Michele
I have the soul of a director.
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Creativity is not about the fame.
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Snoopy was a philosopher in a way.
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I'm a collector of everything.
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I am a collector of jewels, old jewels.
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I never wanted to be a creative director.
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If you have rules, you let creativity sleep.
- Alessandro Michele
I have a big passion for flowers and nature.
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I never want to go out wearing something sad.
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In L.A., I feel God more than I do in a church.
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Fashion is the most beautiful illusion you can have.
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I've been an avid collector since I was a child.
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The way you dress is an expression of your personality.
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I love to give voice to things that are not very visible.
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The fragments for the past, for me, are not without life.
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Vintage is my vocabulary... like the notes of a musician.
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We live in a world that is full of product. We have too much.
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Luxury means that you show the way you dress with eccentricity.
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To be against something or someone, it's a dangerous thing.
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My life - it's a piece of work. And my work is a piece of life.
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I usually talk about clothes in terms of a story rather than a colour.
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The only urgency I feel is to keep on, at a slow pace, with my journey.
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The obsession that you have to manage everything - it's really bad.
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I feel happy when I work. I don't care if tomorrow I will be fired.
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I just try to see what happens when you put your feet on the accelerator.
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I love to mix everything together. It's really my way to see beauty.
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When I started to work at Gucci, I tried literally to destroy everything.
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For me, my way to think about everything in fashion is a very baroque way.
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I'm very curious. I feel more comfortable surrounded by people not like me.
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There should be no boundaries, no hierarchy, no violence. Men and women are equal.
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I don't have a problem to say I am a good merchandiser, because I love objects.
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This is the power of fashion: the capability of allowing people to express themselves.
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I am obsessed with fashion, like my mother, and I am obsessed with art, like my father.
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I don't feel the pressure of the market - otherwise, I wouldn't be able to work.
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It seems only natural to me to present my men's and women's collections together.
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In fashion, people are very focused on the future, but I really love to talk about the present.
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I adore pink; it's very powerful. It makes you feel sweet and sexy, also if you are a man.
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Gender and sex are about rules which we have invented, but we are animals; we belong to nature.
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The only dream I have in my life is to be a little piece of my dad, because he was really happy.
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You have to be open to dreaming. It's a complicated language, but I'm obsessed with it.
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I understand that people want to see just the posh side of fashion, but fashion is a lot of work.
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My apartment is full of antique pieces, but I put everything together like a modern installation.
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Fashion should be genderless; how people perceive the idea of beauty can vary from one to another.
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Westminster is a piece of this city's energy, something the contemporary world has forgotten.
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I am always connected with the Renaissance a lot; that's why I am connected with Pitti Palace.
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I always lose every single pencil I ever had. So I can draw with everything. With pencil, with pen.
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I love to come to L.A. because it's one of the most inspiring places because there are no rules.
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Trees and flowers are so important. The idea of blooming is the idea of becoming something different.
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I'm obsessed with trompe l'oeil - the idea of something that is existing and is not existing.
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I become mad when I work. It's like a fever that grows; I don't need to choose just one thing.
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Fashion is not about product; it's about an interesting idea that you can't resist buying into.
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The idea of my fashion shows is that you can't understand where you are; it's something surreal.
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Beauty has no boundaries, no rules, no colors. Beauty is like a religion. You can include everything inside it.
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I grew up with a father who didn't wear a watch, and this has permanently marked my relationship with time.
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Some women are forced by men to look a certain way to be accepted by the general public, and I find that terrible.
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The idea that a man should be wearing something different and more eccentric is obviously the oldest idea on earth.
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My idea for Gucci was crazy, but that's the only idea I had. I was sure I'd be fired after the first show.
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Here in L.A., people really open their houses in an easy way, nothing too complicated. You can go in your flip-flops.
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I love couture, but the other side of me loves the street, and I think the mix of these two can create something new.
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The future is not so interesting for me because the future doesn't exist. I am really focused on the contemporary.
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For me, fashion is something that makes you feel alive, that expresses something of you: if you are sad, if you are happy.
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Clothes are endless possibilities for meaning because with every change or different association, you are a different person.
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All of us, we are not one thing: we're always between two worlds, and the idea of not being sure is very appealing to me.
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The more you are different, the more interesting. The more you are not like me, the more I want to get to know more about you.
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There is something special about the beauty in the unclear, the ambiguity, the in-between that you can't totally recognise.
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For me, nothing is old. I don't know why. If a dress is beautiful, and it's very personal, I think it can live forever.
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I adore the classical pieces of our culture. The Greek and Roman are still inside and everywhere; it's impossible to disconnect.
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My father was a shaman. He told me that time doesn't exist. He didn't use a clock. He didn't know when my birthday was.
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I like it when I see people dressed on the street, and it looks like Gucci, but it's not. It means you are doing something right.
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With a brand like Gucci, you have to give something that belongs to beautiful Italian culture in terms of craftsmanship and materials.
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The way you dress is really the way you feel, the way you live, what you read, your choices. That's what I want to put into Gucci.
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The idea that I'm 45 doesn't mean that I have no creativity. I'm like a student: it's the same - it's not a war!
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I love the English aesthetic; in a way, I feel it is close to my own, a beautiful chaos; it is a powerful mix of the past and the present.
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I am brazen. For me, creating means regurgitating, distorting, and assembling everything that has passed through me and continues to do so.
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The very beginning of European aesthetics started from Florence. Everything here was beauty, money, and creativity, the power of the good money.
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I really don't consider Kim Kardashian sexy. She's like one of those primordial sculptures of fertility, like the Venus of Willendorf.
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I think a lot of people feel that they want something softer. Things are changing. It's about individuality, and in a way, it's romantic.
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I love taking prints, embroidery, appliques - precious things that seem to be from another time - and using them to create a contemporary, new story.
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I have something inside of me that every day tells me that nature and beauty is the soul, the meaning, of our life. And I also love Hollywood and cinema.
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I think if you work with different kinds of codes, attitudes, in the end you have a language. It's like within a person. You are not always the same.
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I think that fashion, for a long time, has been in a prison. Without freedom. I think that without freedom, with rules, it's impossible to create a new story.
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Sometimes when people talk about me in fashion, I feel - I don't want to say uncomfortable, but I still don't believe that I'm in 'fashion.'
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There is something in Shanghai that is very exciting and alive - the idea of a city with two different souls, one from today and another from a long time ago, is amazing.
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I'm not scared of beauty, but if you fall in love with a beautiful man, it's not easy. It's easier to be in love with an ugly man. Beauty has a kind of power.
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I'm not conscious of being a revolutionary. This is my life, looking through my glasses at my little world, but this world seems to be full of people who understand it.
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I've always been intrigued and fascinated by Gaga. She is a chameleon; she has the capability to fully express her individuality and her eclectic personality by simply being herself.
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I always explain through images and characters what fashion means, and describing scent is almost the same. It can be very powerful. It can really change the perspective a person has of you.
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I had two different kind of parents. My mother was obsessive with movie stars and cinema and Hollywood because she worked in movies. And my father was obsessed with beauty everywhere - in art, in nature, animals.
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I have a lot of suits, but I'm not the kind of person who looks good in a suit. Suits are too serious for me. They are better if you can break the rules, so that's why I always try to add something crazy to them.
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It has been a marvellous experience and a great gift collaborating with Madonna. Now that I have had the chance to see her working, I truly understand why she is so grand! I believe she is a true artist, and I am crazy about her.
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My way to think about creation is like the end of the world. I love confusion. So music and image, picture, fabrics, people, person, talk: That's my way to work. And food. And perfumes. I love perfumes. And flowers and plants, and dresses and vintage.
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I spend a lot of time in Paris, in Milan, and in New York, and Rome is a little bit different. There is something in Rome, incredible, like in a Fellini movie. Everybody's screaming and laughing very loud. It's something that can give me more energy in terms of freedom.
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My mum was obsessed with dress... so, in my house, there was always the obsession about aesthetics. She was obsessed with the idea that a beautiful movie is the one where you're so involved you won't go to the toilet during it, or you'll fall asleep with your make-up on after.
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I think that there is not really a difference between a 'Peanuts' and a beautiful Renaissance painting. There is something very romantic in the 'Peanuts' - it's at the same level of a novel or a Jane Austen story or a beautiful embroidered rose fabric. It is a piece of romanticism.
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For me, reworking the past over and over again is a way not to trivialise the garments and not to obsess over hem lengths. What I am interested in, as a matter of fact, is telling a story and, if someone sees fragments of other stories in it, be my guest. I don't have to justify myself. What is urgent for me is what I want to say.
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