Explaining her single status to the Press in 1957 when she was 36:
“For the moment, I like to buy my mink and diamonds myself.”
The reason for her withdrawal from the fashion industry after being one of its biggest stars:
“There comes a time in everyone’s life as a designer when you have to decide whether you want to create the beautiful or the merely fashionable. Sadly, there can be a conflict between the two,”
I like this:
“No woman can be truly elegant until she is over forty,”
And, as if to prove the point, Gillian Anderson in 2012, over forty and wearing a vintage Connolly creation in the linen that made her fame.