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Fashion quotations I

December 30, 2008 by · 4 comments

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Fashions fade, style is eternal.
Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
Coco Chanel

If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.
Lord Chesterfield

Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
Christian Dior

The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.
Paris Hilton

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
Anthony Burgess

Elegance is a question of personality, more than one’s clothing.
Jean-Paul Gaultier

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Style is primarily a matter of instinct.
Bill Blass

I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.
Yves Saint Laurent

I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
Marlene Dietrich

Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.
Elsa Schiaparelli

A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
Edith Head

Only great minds can afford a simple style.

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About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
Manolo Blahnik

When in doubt, wear red.
Bill Blass

The difference between style and fashion is quality.
Giorgio Armani

I don’t do fashion, I am fashion.
Coco Chanel

Fashion is as profound and critical a part of the social life of man as sex, and is made up of the same ambivalent mixture of irresistible urges and inevitable taboos.
Rene Konig

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They think him the best dressed man, whose dress is so fit for his use that you cannot notice or remember to describe it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good model can advance fashion by ten years.
Yves Saint Laurent

I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.
Ralph Lauren

A woman’s dress should be like a barbedwire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
Sophia Loren

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Fashion is architecture. It is a matter of proportions.
Coco Chanel

People have told me about organized crime in the fashion industry, but I can’t talk about that. I’m looking to stay alive.
Calvin Klein

The goal I seek is to have people refine their style through my clothing without having them become victims of fashion.
Giorgio Armani

When a person is in fashion, all they do is right.
Lord Chesterfield

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Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Henry David Thoreau

There are a lot of gay people in fashion, but it’s not as if every gay person is a great creator.
Calvin Klein

Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.
Quentin Crisp

There has been a change in men’s attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion; they’re not afraid of it.
Calvin Klein

I like fashion to go down to the street, but I can’t accept that it should originate there.
Coco Chanel

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