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The 260 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

Last Updated: August 21, 2022 by Team

The power of a great outfit is impossible to overstate. At its best, fashion can transform your mood, identity, and, of course, your look. It can be fun, refreshing, and purposeful. But as with anything one does daily, it’s easy to fall into a fashion rut, feeling stale and drab no matter what you put on. If you have a closet full of clothes but not a single thing to wear, perhaps you need some inspiration.

Sometimes getting dressed can feel like going into battle. At times like those, it’s helpful to look to fashion icons for advice. We rounded up the best fashion quotes, including wisdom and one-liners from our time’s most excellent designers, editors, models, and actresses. Here, discover 260 fashion quotes to dress by.

260 Fashion Quotes to Dress By

Top 10 Fashion Quotes

“Who can really say who invents something first in fashion?” – Azzedine Alaïa

“When you hear designers complaining about the challenge of their profession, you have to say: Don’t get carried away—it’s only dresses.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“When you go to a nice restaurant, you want to be relaxed and have a drink and everything, you want to look at people who look well. You don’t want to look at some slob with an open shirt and a hairy chest—at least I don’t.” – Iris Apfel

“When you don’t feel to dress means that you are depressed. You need a fashion shower.” – Anna Dello Russo

“When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.” – Iris Apfel

“When I first moved to New York, and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.” – Carrie Bradshaw

“When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’, what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.’” – Caitlin Moran

“What’s my style is not your style, and I don’t see how you can define it. It’s something that expresses who you are in your own way.” – Iris Apfel

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” – Miuccia Prada

“What is comfortable fashion? To be comfortable, that can’t be in the vocabulary of fashion. If you want to be comfortable, stay home in your pajamas.” – Donatella Versace


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“Fashion is more art, than art is.” – Andy Warhol

“Fashion is a state of mind.” – Sonia Rykiel

“Fashion is architecture: It’s a matter of proportions” – Coco Chanel

“Fashion is an art and you are the canvas.” – Velvet Paper

“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” – Lauren Hutton

“Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing, and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” – Vivienne Westwood

“Fashion is the part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.” – Diana Vreeland

“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” – Bill Cunningham

“Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.” – Sir Francis Bacon

“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

“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” – Ralph Lauren

“Fashion is like eating; You shouldn’t stick to the same menu.” – Kenzo Takada

“Fashion is all about happiness. It’s fun. It’s important. But it’s not medicine.” – Donatella Versace

“Fashion is about suspense, surprise and fantasy. It’s not about rules.” – Wolfgang Poop

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” – Oscar de la Renta

“Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream.” – Donatella Versace

“Fashion is a trend. Style lives within a person” – Oscar de le Renta

“Fashion is a tool. To compete in life outside the home. People will like you better, without knowing why, because people will react well to a person they like the looks of.” – Mary Quant

“Fashion is a religion in one sense. Once upon a time, our brand was considered the sanctum sanctorum of fashion. I want to produce things that people really want to buy.” – Alessandro Michele

“Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will – like an instinct.” – Edith Head

Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie. great pieces of music. Michael Kors

Short Fashion Quotes

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“Buy less, choose well.” – Vivienne Westwood

“A woman should be two things, classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel

“Fashion changes, but style endures.” – Coco Chanel

“Excess is success.” – Roberto Cavalli

“Elegance is the only beauty that will never fade.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.” – Giorgio Armani

“Elegance is elimination.” – Cristóbal Balenciaga

“Dress like you’re going to meet your worst enemy today.” – Coco Chanel

“Fashions fade. Style is eternal.” – Yves Saint Laurent

“Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” – Miranda Priestly

“I can’t concentrate in flats!” – Victoria Beckham

“I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” – Coco Chanel

“I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” – Ralph Lauren

“I just can’t concentrate in flats.” – Victoria Beckham

“I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.” – Vera Wang

“It is beautiful to be who you are.” – Jean Paul Gaultier

“Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing?” – Yves Saint Laurent

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

“In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.” – Elsa Schiaparelli

“In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic.” – Iman

“I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.” – Diana Vreeland

“Make it simple, but significant.” – Don Draper, Mad Men

“Keep your head, heels, and standards high.” – Lola Stark

“When in doubt, wear red.” – Bill Blass

“Trendy is the last stage before tacky.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“The truly fashionable are beyond fashion.” – Cecil Beaton

“Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” – Bill Blass

“She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit.” – Rihanna

“I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” – Coco Chanel

“I am anti-pants.” – Lena Dunham

Fashion has two Purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes whew fashion succeeds. Coco Chanel

Girly Fashion Quotes

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“You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.” – Christian Dior

“You can have anything you want. If you dress for it.” – Edith Head

“You can have anything you want in life, if you dress for it.” – Edith Head

“You can find inspiration in everything. If you are not, then you are not looking properly.” – Paul Smith

“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” – Bo Derek

“Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed.” – Elle Woods

“The way I dress may be ‘different’ or ‘eccentric’ to some who feel the need to label, but that’s of no concern to me. I don’t dress to be stared at; I dress for myself. When you don’t dress like everyone else, you don’t have to think like everyone else.” – Iris Apfel

“The way I dress depends on how I feel. I never have to psych myself up. Usually it just feels like it works.” – Rihanna

“The ultimate customer is stylish, not fashionable. To be fashionable, all you need is money.” – Marc Jacobs

“Just throw me in my coffin now with these earrings on.” – Rachel Zoe

“It’s better to have fewer things of quality than too much expendable junk.” – Rachel Zoe

“It’s not about the dress you wear, it’s about the life you lead in the dress.” – Diana Vreeland.

“It’s impossible to be stylish without confidence, you see.” – Jane Birkin

“It is what a woman, leaves off, not what she puts on that gives her cachet.” – Paul Poiret

“I really would not call myself a fashion icon. I would call myself somebody who gets dressed by professionals… I would call me more of a monkey.” – Jennifer Lawrence

“I never, ever wear flats. Every time I wear them, I fall over! The only flats I own are my sneakers, which I only wear when inside the gym and always with black and diamonds.” – Donatella Versace

“I may be a beginner at some things, but I’ve got a black belt in shopping.” – Phyllis Nefler

“I love the idea of embracing your curves and loving yourself while expressing it through fashion.” – Hayley Hasselhoff

“I love fashion and that’s how I express myself.” – Victoria Beckham

“I love black because it affirms, designs, and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke.” – Yves Saint Laurent

“I wanted to dress the woman who lives and works, not the woman in a painting.” – Giorgio Armani

“I wanted to be a certain kind of woman. I became that kind of woman.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

“I want to remind people of a different kind of glamour, a different look, and breaking rules of fashion. I want to break the rules.” – Dita Von Teese.

“I think we all know boldness when we see it. Nothing makes me smile more than when I see someone being fully themselves, with their own individual style and character, whatever that is.” – Angelina Jolie

“Luxury is the ease of a T-shirt in a very expensive dress.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?” – Sonia Rykiel

“High and low isn’t such a novelty thing, it’s how young people interpret the life we’ve been given. It’s how we look at luxury brands, it’s how we look at heritage brands.” – Virgil Abloh

“Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without happiness.” – Christian Dior

“Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of access to fashion. But as far as I could remember, fashion has always been my defense mechanism. Even as a child, I remember thinking, She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit.” – Rihanna

“Great personal style is an extreme curiosity about yourself.” – Iris Apfel

“Good fashion is like rock music: all anarchy and revolt.” – Ann Demeulemeester

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they’d just walk around naked at all times.” – Betsey Johnson

Fashion has the ability to transform your mood, identity, and, ofcourse, your look.

Funny Fashion Quotes

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“You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody.” – Diana Vreeland

“You either know fashion or you don’t.” – Anna Wintour

“You can’t be melancholy in fashion because people don’t respond to it.” – Isaac Mizrahi

“We don’t need fashion to survive, we just desire it so much.” – Marc Jacobs

“We are witnessing a ‘gender shift.’ I therefore design fashion at the service of it.” – Stefano Pilati

“We all need a splash of bad taste–it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.” – Diana Vreeland

“We all have those go-to pieces in our closet that we keep for years and literally wear out before we retire them. I’m here to make the go-tos, the keepers.” – Jamie Okuma

“Taste is constant; style varies from season to season.” – Bill Cunningham

“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“Style; all who have it have one thing: originality.” – Diana Vreeland

“Style is very important. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style lasts forever.” – Ralph Lauren

“Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world—an emotion.” – Alber Elbaz

“Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“My style is not that big. I wear heels, tight pants, and I wear diamonds.” – Donatella Versace

“My mother was right: When you’ve got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust.” – Jane Birkin

“My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.” – Oprah Winfrey

“My commitment is to make a strong and modern collection without compromising my ethics and key values, taking into consideration where materials come from and who is making them—luxury with a conscience, or in other words, honest luxury.” – Gabriela Hearst

“Create your own style. Let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” – Anna Wintour

“Conformity is the only real fashion crime. To not dress like yourself and to sublimate your spirit to some kind of group identity is succumbing to fashion fascism.” – Simon Doonan

“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” – Marc Jacobs

“Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie and great pieces of music.” – Michael Kors

“Cinderella is not only an iconic character when it comes to beauty, grace, and fairy-tale love but also shoes.” – Christian Louboutin

“Chic is when a woman is in harmony with herself.” – Giambattista Valli

“Care for your clothes like the good friends they are.” – Joan Crawford

“Can you please spell Gabbana?” – Andrea Sachs, The Devil Wears Prada

“Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality, not quantity. Everybody’s buying far too many clothes.” – Vivienne Westwood

“Being well dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense.” – Oscar de la Renta

“As far as I’m concerned, leopard is a neutral.” – Jenna Lyons

“Gather up your courage like an armful of free clothes at a McQueen sample sale and follow your inner voice wherever it takes you.” – Kelly Cutrone

“Fluidity offers an alternate way of being, crossing and merging masculine and feminine.” – Harris Reed

“Flexibility with yourself and your looks shows self confidence. You’re willing to paint on your canvas with whatever comes from within you.” – Willow Smith

“Fashion, somehow for me, is purely and happily irrational.” – Hedi Slimane

“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self expression and, above all, attitude.” – Iris Apfel

“Fashion wasn’t what you wore someplace anymore; it was the whole reason for going.” – Andy Warhol


Fast Fashion Quotes

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“What’s becoming very obvious to me is that fashion is art.” – Lupita Nyong’o

“What I really do believe is that anybody—and it really doesn’t matter what shape your body is—can be seductive and sexy and gorgeous and beautiful. I use an extreme idea of beauty as a way of showing Céline, but I don’t believe it has to be like that outside of the fashion show.” – Phoebe Philo

“What I find most interesting in fashion is that it has to reflect our time. You have to witness your own moment.” – Nicolas Ghesquière

“We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.” – Yves Saint Laurent

“We just don’t need fashion to survive. We just desire it so much.” – Marc Jacobs

“We have this saying, Christy and I. We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.” – Linda Evangelista

“The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.” – Carrie Bradshaw

“The dress must not hang on the body but follow its lines. When a woman smiles, a dress must smile with her.” – Madeleine Vionnet

“The dress must follow the body of the woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” – Hubert de Givenchy

“The customer is the final filter. What survives the whole process is what people wear. I’m not interested in making clothes that end up in some dusty museum.” – Marc Jacobs

“The common thread for me in my career is a championing boss who allowed me to soar. I know for many of the Black people in fashion, this is typically not the case.” – Sandrine Charles

“The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” – Coco Chanel

“I like Cinderella; she has a good work ethic, and she likes shoes.” – Amy Adams

“Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.” – Alexander McQueen

“Fashion needs to make one happy. It is a luxury and should enhance one’s quality of life.” – Tom Ford

“Fashion isn’t a necessity. It pulls at your heart. It’s a whim. You don’t need it. You want it.” – Marc Jacobs

“Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment and where you’re going.” – Pharrell Williams

“Everything I wear is a ‘DO’ and everything else is a ‘DON’T’.” – Christian Siriano

“Fashion cannot be bought. Style one must possess.” – Edna Woolman Chase

“Fashion as we knew it is over; people wear now exactly what they feel like wearing.” – Mary Quant

“Dress designing… is to me not a profession but an art.” – Elsa Schiaparelli


Sustainable Fashion Quotes

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“Too much good taste can be very boring. Independent style, on the other hand, can be very inspiring.” – Diana Vreeland

“To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams.” – Roger Vivier

“There’s so much information now, and everybody sees everything. When we were young kids, we really wanted to shock, but you have to remember, it was the time of punk, and there was a lot of rebellion happening. It was a good thing. Now it’s a bit more conventional.” – Dries Van Noten

“There was a photo of me with weird sunglasses on and a green sweatshirt, some striped thing, with tights and cowboy boots… I just saw that photo and thought, God, I look crazy.” – Mary-Kate Olsen

“There is no sound more feminine than a woman in a taffeta dress.” – Oscar de la Renta

“The zenith of elegance in any woman’s wardrobe is the little black dress, the power of which suggests dash and refinement.” – Andre Leon Talley

“The work that I’m trying to do speaks to freedom. It speaks justice. And it also speaks to intelligence in terms of like, how can we not see what’s happening?” – Kenneth Ize

“The shoes set up the tone and attitude, they change the perception of the way one wears clothes, what we call in France le porté. It is not about length, but the juxtaposition or décalage of the shoes—high or low—with the rest of the proportions.” – Hedi Slimane

“The principle of the design – the harmony, rhythm, and balance are all the same with interior and fashion design.” – Venus Williams

“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.” – Alicia Keys

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

“The joy of dressing is an art.” – John Galliano

“The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette.” – Giambattista Valli

“The greenest thing you could do in fashion is to buy something you’re going to use for years.” – Michael Kors

“The great thing about fashion is that it always moves forward.” – Oscar de la Renta

“Don’t wear what fashion designers tell you to wear. Wear what they wear.” – Tina Fey

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.” – Gianni Versace

“Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.” – Carrie Bradshaw

“Don’t dress to kill. Dress to survive.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.” – Gianni Versace

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Fashion Quotes For Women

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“You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.” – Christian Dior

“Women who wear black lead colorful lives.” – Neiman Marcus

“Some women think that if the look this season is minis, they have to wear minis. If you don’t have great legs, there are plenty of alternatives.” – Ralph Lauren.

“Perseverance and resilience are key. I also try to remain true to my vision. The idea is to create go-to pieces for a woman’s wardrobe and her life—beautifully crafted pieces that a woman will love today, in two months, in two years, in five years—and to do that for as many women as possible.” – Narciso Rodriguez

“It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic by fashion.” – Yves Saint Laurent

“If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion.” – Michelle Obama

“I make clothes. Women make fashion.” – Azzedine Alaïa

“I know what women look good in. I don’t think the rules ever change.” – Michael Kors

“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” – Yves Saint Laurent

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” – Coco Chanel

“Clothes aren’t going to change the world. The women who wear them are.” – Anne Klein

“As a young girl, I’ve always dreamed of having a career like this. I think it’s so important for me to be able to use my platform and to bring awareness, and especially during these times where there’s so much happening in the world. Everyone has a voice, and I think why not use that voice and help women, and tell them to also be bold and be able to break barriers.” – Imaan Hammam

“A lot of men said they were jealous of me because my shoes excite women in a way they can’t.” – Christian Louboutin

“If there is one rule for dressing, for fashion, it’s pretty much the same rule as for everything else in life: Don’t go against yourself, don’t go against your own nature. It’s only going to show.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“If I’m going dancing, then I wear the highest heels with the shortest dress.” – Kate Moss

“If I was a woman, I would be dressed in the same thing for a month and just change my hat and gloves. Maybe shoes too; yes I see what you mean but, really, it’s the jewels that change an outfit.” – Manolo Blahnik

“I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black.” – Pierre

“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” – Michael Kors

“I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.” – Lady Gaga

“I’m a very down-to-earth person, but it is my job to make that earth more pleasant.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.” – Wednesday Addams

“I will never be the woman with the perfect hair who can wear white and not spill on it.” – Carrie Bradshaw

“I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.” – Katherine Hepburn

“I was at school when Britney Spears’s ‘Baby One More Time’ came out. I changed my uniform to look like hers. I just looked slutty after that, so thank you, Britney.” – Alexa Chung

“I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex And The City

“I have married fashion and I think it has been a good wife.” – Franco Moschino

“I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.” – Freddie Mercury.

“I have four bedrooms in my house. One is for guests, the other three are for closets.” – André Leon Talley

“I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.” – Bette Midler

“I feel that flip-flops are the downfall of many relationships. It’s like, first it’s the flip-flops, and then it’s the sweatpants… it’s the gateway drug to no sex.” – Lady Gaga

“I don’t like to produce things in a factory. It seems stressful. If I produce stuff, I have to work with a small team. I don’t like working with a lot of people. I like the freedom of being creative.” – Tomo Koizumi

“As a woman gets older, it’s more about style than fashion. A woman knowing herself more and more, and looking for new things, is getting into her own personal style, being more than just a fashion addict. I’m interested in that.” – Nicolas Ghesquière

“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” – Alexander Wang

“Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy.” – Kimora Lee

“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” – Sophia Loren

“A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes.” – Vera Wang

“A woman can carry a bag. But it’s the shoe that carries the woman.” – Christian Louboutin

“A shoe has much more to offer than just to walk.” – Christian Louboutin

“A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.” – Diana Vreeland

“A great dress can make you remember what is beautiful about life.” – Rachel Roy

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel

FASHION is what you're OFFERED four times a year BY DESIGNERS. Style is what YOU CHOOSE. Lauren Hutton

Fashion Quotes For Men

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“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.” – Orson Welles

“Style is knowing what suits you, who you are, and what your assets are. It’s excepting it all.” – Bianca Jagger

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe

“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.” – Jean Cocteau

“Style has become very important, the whole idea of style, what your personal style is. It’s your identity.” – Patricia Field

“Some people dream of having big swimming pools. With me, it’s closets.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.” – Christian Louboutin

“Real style is never right or wrong. It’s a matter of being yourself on purpose.” – G. Bruce Boyer

“Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.” – Kate Spade

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” – Harry Winston

“Over the years, I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” – Yves Saint Laurent

“Only an excellent fabric can originate an excellent fashion.” – Nino Cerruti

“One should always dress like a marble column.” – Jackie Kennedy

“One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” – Sophia Loren

“Nothing gives the luxury of pearls. Please keep that in mind.” – Diana Vreeland

“No matter how you feel, always get up, dress up, and show up.” – Regina Brett

“Never, ever confuse what happens on a runway with fashion. A runway is spectacle. It’s only fashion when a woman puts it on. Being well dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense.” – Oscar de la Renta

“In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, the inimitable.” – Christian Dior

“If you want to be original, be ready to be copied.” – Coco Chanel

“If you want to be comfortable, stay home in your pajamas.” – Donatella Versace

“If you love something, wear it all the time… Find things that suit you. That’s how you look extraordinary.” – Vivienne Westwood

“I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.” – Alexander McQueen

“I think the fashion is super serious and humor is suspect and people don’t always know how to approach it. Sometimes people have questioned whether I was making fun of the industry or just at myself. I’m just trying to raise a smile. Clothes aren’t meant to be worshipped at a church altar. I have a different approach to most designers.” – Jeremy Scott

“Diversity lasts when it no longer has to be the subject of a story.” – Robin Givhan

“Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.” – Donna Karan

“Darling, if you can’t look your best, then you cannot even leave the house.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor

“I don’t want a politician who’s thinking about fashion for even one millisecond. It’s the same as medical professionals. The idea of a person in a Comme des Garcons humpback dress giving me a colonoscopy is just not groovy.” – Simon Doonan

“I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be the same person every day.” – Stephanie Perkins

“I design for the woman who loves being a woman.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“I believe that you have to be ready for the open door, the opportunity. And I will work until they stop booking me.” – Coco Mitchell

“I am not trendy. I am not ‘in fashion.’ I am simply a positive human being who has a positive outlook on life.” – Thierry Mugler

“I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect – they are much more interesting.” – Marc Jacobs

“I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” – Elizabeth Taylor

“Humor is a big part of my style. You have to be willing to fall on your face a bit, to be that fashion roadkill. I know so many people who are die-hard fashion people who are way more educated than I am, but I love fashion. It’s so much more important than just material.” – Zoë Kravitz

“I think that because I’m overweight, [my] fantasy was lightness. So I project my fantasy to the clothes, and now all I do is light, light clothes because it’s the one thing I don’t have. That is why I’m too afraid to lose weight because then I might make heavy clothes.” – Alber Elbaz

“I think our bodies are beautiful, and I think celebrating them and being comfortable in them—no matter what age you are—is important. There shouldn’t be any kind of shame or discomfort around it.” – Jennifer Aniston

“I think in black.” – Gareth Pugh

“I think fashion can do a lot. Fashion is very popular, so it can help broadcast a message and reach a new generation.” – Maria Grazia Chiuri

Don't be into trend. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are. GIANNI VERSACE

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