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"If anyone really wanted to change the world, they'd bring in the fashion bitches, because nobody gets things done faster. If we went about saving the world like we go about producing fashion shows, well, let's just say New Orleans after Katrina would've been fucking sorted. (We'd all have been wearing Paul Smith wellies and barking, "What do you mean your head's bleeding? Get up, let's go, move!")" —from Kelly Cutrone's If you have to cry, go outside, and other things your mother never told you [Amazon]