The Best Quotes From Fashion People's Commencement Speeches

Commencement speeches often sound repetitive—how many times have you heard speakers encourage grads to "follow their dreams"? But leave it to fashion industry pros to spice things up a bit. Over the years, some of the biggest names in the industry have imparted their wisdom on graduating seniors with intriguing tips for success. (Bonus: They're universally applicable to grads and professionals alike.)

The speeches we've rounded up below focus on the fact that there is no such thing as "the perfect path"—but each has a distinct lesson. While Tory Burch's address reveals the best advice she ever received, Christian Louboutin's defines what an achievement is. Click through the slideshow below to see what these insiders said.

Scroll down to read the best quotes from fashion people's commencement speeches over the years.