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Quote of the Week: John Hurt

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“You’ve got to be careful with style, how you describe it. So much comes from things you observe, that lodge in your mind – what you see in somebody else and want to reproduce in yourself. Style is longing… longing to be something or someone else.”

- Sir John Vincent Hurt, CBE, an English actor whose career has spanned six decades. He initially came to prominence for his supporting role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All Seasons (1966). Since then he has played leading roles in the film The Naked Civil Servant (1975), David Lynch's biopic The Elephant Man (1980), the dystopian drama Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), The Hit (1984), and in the drama depicting the Profumo affair, Scandal (1989). He is also known for his television roles such as Caligula in I, Claudius (1976), and the War Doctor in Doctor Who.

He received Academy Award nominations for his roles in Midnight Express, and The Elephant Man. In 2012, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts honored Hurt with a lifetime achievement award.

Quote of the Week: Franca Sozzani

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"Here’s what I think: fashion isn’t really about clothes. It's about life...We can’t always be writing about flowers and lace and aquamarine."

- Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-Chief of Italian Vogue, and its special issues that uses fashion and fashion imagery to draw attention to social, political, and environmental issues. Ms. Sozzani is also the goodwill ambassador for Fashion 4 Development (an organization linked to the UN).