Fashion Quotes

Designer and Fashion Quotes

Albert Einstein

When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: If they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits.

Anatole France

Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women’s clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.

Anthony Burgess

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

Bill Blass

When in doubt, wear red

Cecil Beaton

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.

Coco Chanel

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

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

Dale Carnegie

The expression a woman wears on her face is more important than the clothes she wears on her back.

Dave Barry

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it’s open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.

Donna Karan

Today, fashion is really about sensuality-how a woman feels on the inside. In the ’80s women used suits with exaggerated shoulders and waists to make a strong impression. Women are now more comfortable with themselves and their bodies-they no longer feel the need to hide behind their clothes.

Edwin Hubbel

Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.

George Bernard Shaw

The novelties of one generation are only the resuscitated fashions of the generation before last.

George Santayana

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.

Gilda Radner

I base my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch.

Giorgio Armani

I’ve used a lot of jersey, but I’ve also done a lot of complex pattern weaves in these fabrics in solid colors, and there are lots of little dresses for cocktail and evening. I’ve done a series of very important evening dresses as well, just to show that these two ideas can also work well together. Today’s woman can wear an important evening dress or a simple pant and top. It’s all in the personality of the woman.

Giorgio Armani

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

Helena Rubinstein

All the American women had purple noses and gray lips and their faces were chalk white from terrible powder. I recognized that the United States could be my life’s work.

Herbert Harold Vreeland

Clothes don’t make a man, but clothes have got many a man a good job.

Hubert de Givenchy

The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.

Imelda Marcos

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes. I had one thousand and sixty.

Jean Cocteau

Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

John Fairchild

Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.

Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel is composed of only a few elements, white camellias, quilted bags and Austrian doorman’s jackets, pearls, chains, shoes with black toes. I use these elements like notes to play with.

Katharine Hepburn

I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.

Manolo Blahnik

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

Mark Twain

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Mary Kay Ashe

While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence — which, I believe, does make the woman.

Oleg Cassini

Fashion anticipates, and elegance is a state of mind … a mirror of the time in which we live, a translation of the future, and should never be static.

Oscar Wilde

A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it every six months.

Ralph Lauren

I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Sophia Loren

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

Yves Saint Laurent

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

Yves Saint Laurent

A good model can advance fashion by ten years.

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