Famous Quotes
Quote: Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style; it will just look ridiculous year after year. Author: Fred A. Allen 1894-1957, American Radio Comic

Quote: I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked. Author: David Bailey 1938-, British Photographer

Quote: Fashions are born and they die too quickly for anyone to learn to love them. Author: Bettina Ballard American Writer

Quote: All fashions are charming, or rather relatively charming, each one being a new striving, more or less well conceived, after beauty, an approximate statement of an ideal, the desire for which constantly teases the unsatisfied human mind. Author: Charles Baudelaire 1821-1867, French Poet

Quote: Fashion is the most intense expression of the phenomenon of neomania, which has grown ever since the birth of capitalism. Neomania assumes that purchasing the new is the same as acquiring value. If the purchase of a new garment coincides with the wearing out of an old one, then obviously there is no fashion. If a garment is worn beyond the moment of its natural replacement, there is pauperization. Fashion flourishes on surplus, when someone buys more than he or she needs. Author: Stephen Bayley 1951-, British Design Critic

Quote: When in doubt, wear red. Author: Bill Blass 1922-, American Fashion Designer

Quote: If the cut of the costume indicates intellect and talent, then the color indicates temper and heart. Author: Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author

Quote: Society is founded upon cloth. Author: Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author

Quote: Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich. Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort 1741-1794, French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

Quote: Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions. Author: Coco Chanel 1883-1971, French Couturier

Quote: Fashion is made to become unfashionable. Author: Coco Chanel 1883-1971, French Couturier

Quote: When a person is in fashion, all they do is right. Author: Lord Chesterfield 1694-1773, British Statesman, Author

Quote: You know, one had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion. Author: Colley Cibber 1671-1757, British Actor-Manager, Playwright

Quote: You couldn't tell if she was dressed for an opera or an operation. Author: Irvin S. Cobb

Quote: My weakness is wearing too much leopard print. Author: Jackie Collins American Author, Sister of Joan Collins

Quote: I'd like to put on buckskins and a ponytail and go underwater with a reed, hiding from the Indians... To me, that's sexy! Author: Kevin Costner 1955-, American Actor, Director, Producer

Quote: Fashionabilty is a kind of elevated vulgarity. Author: G. Darley

Quote: ''Women's fashion'' is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women. Author: Andrea Dworkin 1946-, American Feminist Critic

Quote: Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be. Author: Henry Fielding 1707-1754, British Novelist, Dramatist

Quote: Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear. Author: Anatole France 1844-1924, French Writer

Quote: Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others. Author: Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790, American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Quote: You don't learn style from watching people on a runway. Fashion happens every morning when you wake up. Author: Shalom Harlow 1961-, Canadian-born American Model, TV Personality

Quote: Fashions in bigotry come and go. The right thing lasts. Author: Mary Hays

Quote: Only the minute and the future are interesting in fashion -- it exists to be destroyed. If everybody did everything with respect, you'd go nowhere. Author: Karl Lagerfeld

Quote: Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid. Author: Hedy Lamarr

Quote: The beggar wears all colors fearing none. Author: Charles Lamb 1775-1834, British Essayist, Critic

Quote: People ask how can a Jewish kid from the Bronx do preppy clothes? Does it have to do with class and money? It has to do with dreams. Author: Ralph Lauren American Designer

Quote: The same costume will be Indecent 10 years before its time, Shameless 5 years before its time, OutrT (daring) 1 year before its time, Smart, Dowdy 1 year after its time, Hideous 20 years after its time, Ridiculous 20 years after its time, Amusing 30 years after its time, Quaint 50 years after its time, Charming 70 years after its time, Romantic 100 years after its time, Beautiful 150 years after its time. Author: James Laver

Quote: Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age. Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg 1742-1799, German Physicist, Satirist

Quote: Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches. Author: John Locke 1632-1704, British Philosopher

Quote: The pursuit of Fashion is the attempt of the middle class to co-opt tragedy. In adopting the clothing, speech, and personal habits of those in straitened, dangerous, or pitiful circumstances, the middle class seeks to have what it feels to be the exigent and nonequivocal experiences had by those it emulates. Author: David Mamet 1947-, American Playwright

Quote: Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely shaped flames of the fire, the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place. Author: Paul De Man 1919-1983, Belgian-born American Literary Critic

Quote: Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding. Author: Queen Maria

Quote: High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead. Author: Christopher Morley 1890-1957, American Novelist, Journalist, Poet

Quote: If one considers how much reason every person has for anxiety and timid self-concealment, and how three-quarters of his energy and goodwill can be paralyzed and made unfruitful by it, one has to be very grateful to fashion, insofar as it sets that three-quarters free and communicates self-confidence and mutual cheerful agreeableness to those who know they are subject to its law. Author: Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900, German Philosopher

Quote: I who have been involved with all styles of painting can assure you that the only things that fluctuate are the waves of fashion which carry the snobs and speculators; the number of true connoisseurs remains more or less the same. Author: Pablo Picasso 1881-1973, Spanish Artist

Quote: In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes. Author: Cole Porter 1893-1964, American Composer, Lyricist

Quote: Fashion is a tyrant from which there is no deliverance; all must conform to its whimsical. Author: French Proverb Sayings of French Origin

Quote: Fashion is more powerful than any tyrant. Author: Latin Proverb Sayings of Latin Origin

Quote: I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch. Author: Gilda Radner 1946-1989, American Comedienne

Quote: It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion. Author: Yves Saint-Laurent 1936-, Algerian-Born French Fashion Designer

Quote: Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit. Author: George Santayana 1863-1952, American Philosopher, Poet

Quote: Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by trinkets, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt. Author: Elsa Schiaparelli 1896-1973, Italian Fashion Designer

Quote: No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite. Author: Johann Friedrich Von Schiller 1759-1805, German Dramatist, Poet, Historian

Quote: Fashion wears out more clothes than the man. Author: William Shakespeare 1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Quote: Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics. Author: George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950, Irish-born British Dramatist

Quote: He who goes against the fashion is himself its slave. Author: Logan Pearsall Smith 1865-1946, Anglo-American Essayist, Aphorist

Quote: You must be in fashion is the utterance of weak headed mortals. Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1834-1892, British Baptist Preacher

Quote: Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion. Author: Henri B. Stendhal 1783-1842, French Writer

Quote: We worship not the Graces, nor the Parcae, but Fashion. She spins and weaves and cuts with full authority. The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveler's cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same. Author: Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

Quote: He never chooses an opinion, he just wears whatever happens to be in style. Author: Count Leo Tolstoy 1828-1910, Russian Novelist, Philosopher

Quote: It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions. Author: Voltaire 1694-1778, French Historian, Writer

Quote: Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. Author: Oscar Wilde 1856-1900, British Author, Wit

Quote: Fashion, by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment the universal. Author: Oscar Wilde 1856-1900, British Author, Wit

Quote: Nothing is so dangerous as being too modern; one is apt to grow old fashioned quite suddenly. Author: Oscar Wilde 1856-1900, British Author, Wit

Quote: Woman's first duty in life is to her dressmaker. What the second duty is no one has yet discovered. Author: Oscar Wilde 1856-1900, British Author, Wit

Quote: The great attraction of fashion is that it diverted attention from the insoluble problems of beauty and provided an easy way -- which money could buy... to a simply stated, easily reproduced ideal of beauty, however temporary that ideal. Author: Theodore Zeldin

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