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I absolutely loathe luxury. It is the one thing I cannot stand.
Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.
Luxury is a state of mind.
I like simplicity; I don’t need luxury.
—Francis Ford Coppola
In the luxury business, you have to build on heritage.
A private jet is not a luxury; it is a necessity.
Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.
Real luxury is customisation.
I think the older I get, the more I realise that the ultimate luxury is time.
Real luxury is a balance between quality and the affection you feel for an object that cannot be easily replicated.
Time is my biggest luxury. Finding time to do things outside of fashion, which I think for a designer is incredibly important.
Luxury is not about the things that you own. It is about something that reflects your personal values, something that shows the choices that you have made in your life.
Living in the lap of luxury isn’t bad except that you never know when luxury is going to stand up.
Luxury means that you show the way you dress with eccentricity.
I learnt a hard fact: That dignity is a luxury in our country.
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(This story appears in the 25 October, 2019 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)