“To live like today could be your last. You never know when it will be. I am so lucky and blessed if you must know. I have seen and felt so many things and all the people I have met, I will never forget them.”
“I’m a curious person. I want to keep learning until it’s over. And when it’s over, it’s over.”
“I think some people come up to me, not because they know me, but because they know of me. I think I inspire them because I am out. I hope I inspire people to not be afraid of being old—really old. And not to feel empty about life, because life is worth living. Don’t you think?”
“I’m a ‘Citizen of the World’… I’ve spent spent half my life relaxing and the other half crusading.”
“It’s so important that girls not defer to the penis. I hope to let every girl know that she is somebody.”
“I wish more people would have clothes made for them, but so many Americans want to look like everybody else. I hate to wear what everybody else is wearing. I don’t think people should be happy to be a clone.”
– The wit and wisdm of the inimitable 95-year-old fashion icon Zelda Kaplan, who died yesterday while sitting front row at the Joanna Mastroianni fashion show at Lincoln Center (making it the most talked about show in Fashion Week history).