Quoted on Style

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

Christian Dior

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

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

“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

Diana Vreeland

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

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

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

Coco Chanel (before 1914)

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

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

“Be well dressed, behave like a gentleman, and keep your shoes shined.” — Joseph Abboud

Jean Cocteau

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

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

Image credits:  Christian Dior (AFP/Collection Roger-Viollet); Diana Vreeland (Horst P. Horst); Coco Chanel (L’Histoire par les femmes); Jean Cocteau (Jane Bown)

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2 Responses to Quoted on Style

  1. howie says:

    As another old saying goes, I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich, decidedly, is better. However, more important, and germane to the general thrust of these quotations, is that even poor, I learned it’s easy not to lose your sense of worth and dignity simply because for the moment you cannot afford the clothes (with the names on the labels of the fashion deities named above). What’s most important, down to what you choose to wear, is that you be yourself, and don’t be ashamed of how you can afford to appear.

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  2. Fashion should be fun. Style is personal. Those “deities” who have stood the test of time are those who know the difference.


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