“Fashion should not ridicule women”
- Valentino Garavani
Well-known luxurious italian designer Valentino Garavani has told UK Marie Claire’s Dec 2012 issue that he hates how the fashion industry treats women.
He told the interviewer:
"There is a time to show the legs and to show the cleavage, but it's about the cut. Clothes should not ridicule a woman; should not make them a fashion victim. What happens too much in fashion today is that designers design for themselves. I always designed for women."
He went on to slam some of his fellow designers (read: competitors), saying that they make women look like fools.
"Fashion has become so mass market, with copies [of designer items] in every department store - maybe that's why there is an interest in something that is unique and difficult to get. When I started, couture was only for women of a certain age or who had money but, now, all the Hollywood actresses want is couture, couture, couture."
His collection of lines include Valentino, Valentino Roman and R.E.D Valentino.