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Notable Quotables: From Viola Davis to Lara Stone to Andre Saraiva, the Best of What Was Said to PAPERMAG This Fashion Week

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Whew! What a week. We went to a lot of shows, a lot of parties, a lot of after-parties -- and talked to a lot of people. Here's the best of the best of what various designers, editors, celebrities and general fabulous types said to us. Now excuse us while we take one and a half Nyquil, bring our laptop into bed and watch the first five minutes of Parenthood before we pass out and sleep for 17 hours.

Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.34.55 PM.png"People keep asking me what the difference between me and Tim Gunn is, and I like to think it's that I have had sex more recently."  -- Joana Coles at the Tommy Hilfiger show.


Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 4.43.49 PM.png"She's Italian.  I'm an idiot from the Midwest." -- Willem Dafoe at the Miu Miu party, on his wife being more fashionable than he is. (Photo by Joe Schildhorn /BFAnyc.com)


Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 4.47.28 PM.png"Well the deal is, if I maintain straight As, I can go out on a school night occasionally." -- Harry Brant at Miu Miu party. (Photo from PatrickMcMullan.com)


viola davis_vera wang.jpg"I'm getting no sleep.  As a matter of fact, I fell asleep while they were doing my hair...with my mouth open!" -- Viola Davis, at the Vera Wang show. (Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com)



Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.02.31 PM.png"I actually look weird when I dress up like a boy... when I try to do the full boy tuxedo look, I look ridiculous. It's kind of like that scene in The Birdcage where Nathan Lane tries to wear a suit and wears yellow stockings underneath... it's that.  I also have a weird sense of my body because I'm an ice skater so everything's always tight and sparkly and shiny and I have a tendency to go too much. -- Johnny Weir at the Alice + Olivia show. (Photo by Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com)

Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.03.19 PM.png"The thing is, we're not home often -- so where I do my shopping is Gilt Groupe.  But it's so bad, my shopping, to the point that I buy so much stuff and don't remember what I bought and then I try to sneak the boxes into the house without Matt seeing because I really have a problem. I'm not allowed to buy any clothes this month." -- Kim Schifino of Matt & Kim, at the Alice + Olivia show. (Photo by Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com)





"We have these incredibly powerful minimalist urges that last for about 30 seconds -- and then we go back to tchotchke village." -- Simon Doonan
 


Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.16.38 PM.png"Fuuuuccckkk.  Ow.  And then 'oh fuck' again.  It was quite embarrassing." -- Lara Stone on falling during the Karl Lagerfeld show. (Photo from Getty Images)

Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.19.15 PM.png"The sound of the girl just going 'Ah, ah, ah' -- that's the best music ever. That makes you come right away, a noisy girl. -- Andre Saraiva on the best music to have sex to, at the Colette Sex Party. (Photo by Marco Ovando)


"Homeless disco pilgrim channeled through Lynn Yaeger." -- Mr. Mickey, on the Marc by Marc Jacobs show. Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.20.22 PM.png"I like a turtleneck... to quote Neil from Freaks and Geeks, 'Everyone looks good in turtlenecks. That's the point.'" (Photo by Jesse Lirola/BFAnyc.com)



"It's the type of clothes, if you have to go to the bank, and don't want to look like a fashion nutcase. If you put on that suit, you'll get the money." -- Norma Kamali, on her new line Kamali Kulture.

Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.25.58 PM.png"A crossover between architecture, ethnomusicology and trade routes in Asian art." -- what Michelle Harper wrote her college thesis on. (Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com)

Air-Jordan-2012-Year-of-the-Dragon-12.jpg"You saw Nicki Minaj last night, right? Girl sold out like a new pair of Jordans!" -- Overheard at the Theyskens Theory show.



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"I got stuck in a beaver dam once -- wrong place, wrong time." -- Mia Tyler at the Tommy Hilfiger show. (Photo from Zimbio)

Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.45.01 PM.png"I'm so stupid, I went to The Box at Lincoln Center first! It's confusing!" -- Tinsley Mortimer on getting The Box (the nightclub) and The Box (at Lincoln Center) confused. (Photo from Zimbio)

Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.47.17 PM.png"She was my first styling client! I used to dress her up in evening gowns all the time." -- Joe Zee on Barbie, at the Barbie Dream Closet opening. (Photo by Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com)

Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.50.11 PM.png"Remember, energy begets energy." -- Linda Fargo's Fashion Week advice, at the Jason Wu after-party. (Photo Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com)


Mickey Boardman: "Since you're runner's up [in the CFDA Fashion Fund Awards] does that mean if Joseph Altuzarra pulls a Vanessa Williams and does nude photos, you take over?"
Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind: What????!!?!?!

Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 6.01.15 PM.png"A Rhodesian Ridgeback because they are fierce and loyal and you generally don't want to fuck with them" - Suroosh Alvi, the founder of VICE, on his dog counterpart, at the VICE Puppy Fashion Show.

PLUS: All of our New York Fashion Week coverage, all in one spot!

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