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Fashion refers to styles of dress (but can also include cuisine, literature, art, architecture, and general comportment) that are popular in a culture at any given time. Such styles may change quickly, and "fashion" in the more colloquial sense refers to the latest version of these styles. Inherent in the term is the idea that the mode will change more quickly than the culture as a whole.

Quotes[edit]

  • The secret to looking great in lingerie: Feel good. Once you feel good, you look good, too.
  • The difference between style and fashion is quality.
    • Giorgio Armani, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • When you put the corset on it gives you a glimpse into what those women's lives must have been like, a little bit. Just the fact that they did that to themselves to look a certain way gives you an idea of how important it was to be a proper young lady in those times, to kind of fit the mold of what they were trying to accomplish socially. The director, Jay Russell told me to use the corset as a device to remind myself that not only physically, but emotionally, she was trapped in her surroundings and wanted desperately to get out. It was definitely a reminder because the thing is so tight!
  • Sometimes I can’t figure designers out. It’s as if they flunked human anatomy.
    • Erma Bombeck, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.
    • Carrie Bradshaw, Arneson, Krystin; Gustashaw, Megan (2011). "25 of the Best Fashion Quotes of All Time". Glamour. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  • Paris dictates fashion to the whole world.
    • Maria Callas, as quoted in Women's Wear Daily (20 December 1958), Marie-Jacques Perrier, 'Grande nuit de l’Opéra', New York.
  • 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, Madsen, Axel (1991). Chanel: A Woman of Her Own. Quirk Books. p. 124. ISBN 0805016392.
  • Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
    • Coco Chanel, Architectural Digest (September): 30. 1994
  • I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.
    • Coco Chanel, Arneson, Krystin; Gustashaw, Megan (2011). "25 of the Best Fashion Quotes of All Time". Glamour. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  • Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
    • Coco Chanel, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • 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
    • Coco Chanel, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • Fashion is architecture. It is a matter of proportions.
    • Coco Chanel, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.
    • Edna Woolman Chase, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
    • Jean Cocteau Arneson, Krystin; Gustashaw, Megan (2011). "25 of the Best Fashion Quotes of All Time". Glamour. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  • Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.
    • Quentin Crisp, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • And now, I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.
    • Lady Gaga, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.
    • Lauren Hutton, Arneson, Krystin; Gustashaw, Megan (2011). "25 of the Best Fashion Quotes of All Time". Glamour. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  • I was always really determined to look the way I wanted to look, and I wanted to cut my hair. I wanted to look different because I was used to looking different. Because of my religious background I'd always been encouraged to look different.
    • Grace Jones as quoted in NME (June 1983); later in NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1992) by John Tobler, p. 381
  • The less taste a person has in dress, the more obstinate he always seems to be.
  • Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.
    • Donna Karan Arneson, Krystin; Gustashaw, Megan (2011). "25 of the Best Fashion Quotes of All Time". Glamour. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  • Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!
    • Donna Karan, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • It really annoys me that people think every model has an eating disorder, and every model is dumb. Most of the girls are naturally skinny, like me. I don’t have to watch what I eat. I love eating! Especially ice-cream and salty snacks.
  • Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.
    • Karl Lagerfeld Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests.
    • Karl Lagerfeld Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes — it’s about all kinds of change.
    • Karl Lagerfeld Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.”
    • Ralph Lauren at his fall 2008 runway show
  • You can’t be melancholy in fashion because people don’t respond to it.
    • Isaac Mizrahi, Arneson, Krystin; Gustashaw, Megan (2011). "25 of the Best Fashion Quotes of All Time". Glamour. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  • Women should look like women. A piece of cardboard has no sexuality.
    • Alexander McQueen, Gisele wearing Alexander McQueen at the 2011 Met Gala
  • It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable.
    • L.M. Montgomery, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always 20 times better.
    • Margaret Oliphant, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • It costs a lot of money to look this cheap
    • Dolly Parton, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • The fashion pages have always puzzled me. In my smugly ignorant view, the articles appear to be so full of fluff and nonsense as to make the astrology columns seem insightful by comparison.
  • 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, Arneson, Krystin; Gustashaw, Megan (2011). "25 of the Best Fashion Quotes of All Time". Glamour. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  • Fashions, being themselves begotten of the desire for change, are quick to change also.
  • If I'm wearing jeans all day at work, it's [hard] to slip into a dress and make yourself feel like you were born in it. That sort of thing can really be the difference between a good look and a great look. You can have a great dress, but when you put it on and you feel like it's embodying who you are that day, that's not just fashion, that's style!
  • I have always believed that fashion was not made only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.
  • Fashion is custom in the guise of departure from custom.
  • In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.
    • Elsa Schiaparelli Arneson, Krystin; Gustashaw, Megan (2011). "25 of the Best Fashion Quotes of All Time". Glamour. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  • Only great minds can afford a simple style
    • Stendal, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • Good manners. They're forgotten in America. I think it's bad manners to stand around in public with ripped jeans and your hair in a mess, holding a Starbucks.
  • Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
    • Henry David Thoreau, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • 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,Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.
    • Alexander Wang, Arneson, Krystin; Gustashaw, Megan (2011). "25 of the Best Fashion Quotes of All Time". Glamour. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  • I enjoy getting dressed as a Barbie doll.
    • Vanna White in: Laura K. McClure (2008), Sexuality and Gender in the Classical World. p. 164
  • Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
    • Oscar Wilde, as quoted in The Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (1949) by Evan Esar.
  • You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
    • Oscar Wilde Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • Create your own style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
    • Anna Wintour, Gaille, Brandon (July 23, 2013). "List of 38 Famous Fashion Quotes and Sayings". BrandonGaille.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  • It’s better to have fewer things of quality than too much expendable junk.
    • Rachel Zoe, Arneson, Krystin; Gustashaw, Megan (2011). "25 of the Best Fashion Quotes of All Time". Glamour. Retrieved January 22, 2013.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 261.
  • Squinting upon the lustre
    Of the rich Rings which on his fingers glistre;
    And, snuffing with a wrythed nose the Amber,
    The Musk and Civet that perfum'd the chamber.
  • Nothing is thought rare
    Which is not new, and follow'd; yet we know
    That what was worn some twenty years ago
    Comes into grace again.
  • He is only fantastical that is not in fashion.
    • Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part III, Section II. Memb. 2. Subsect. 3.
  • And as the French we conquer'd once,
    Now give us laws for pantaloons,
    The length of breeches and the gathers,
    Port-cannons, periwigs, and feathers.
    • Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663-64), Canto III, line 923.
  • Fashion—a word which knaves and fools may use,
    Their knavery and folly to excuse.
  • As good be out of the World as out of the Fashion.
  • The fashion of this world passeth away.
    • I Corinthians, VII. 31.
  • The glass of fashion and the mould of form,
    The observ'd of all observers.
  • You, sir, I entertain for one of my hundred; only I do not like the fashion of your garments.
  • I'll be at charges for a looking-glass,
    And entertain some score or two of tailors,
    To study fashions to adorn my body:
    Since I am crept in favour with myself,
    I will maintain it with some little cost.

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