Quotes: On Fashion

“Fashion is a fickle fair-weather friend, for trends wax and wane with popular mediated opinion, but in regards to style…style is a truthful, heartfelt and loyal companion forever.”

~Nichole Hastings


Your Key to Stay à la Mode

By Simran Khurana, About.com Guide


You thought hot couture was beyond your reach? Jimmy Choo sounds too much for you?

We often think of fashion in terms of chic brands. Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Versace; these are some of the temples of fashion. Fashionistas splash their wealth on famous fashion brands. But that doesn’t mean the ordinary person on the street does not have fashion sense. Fashion is more about you than about your preferred brand. Materialism is passé. Fashion is a personal style statement. So go ahead and create your fashion signature.

Yves Saint Laurent
Fashions fade; style is eternal.

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

Lord Chesterfield
If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.

Paris Hilton
The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.

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

Stella Blum
Fashion is a social agreement — the result of a consensus of a large group of people.

Paul de Man
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.

Bettina Ballard
Fashions are born and they die too quickly for anyone to learn to love them.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Fashion condemns us to many follies; the greatest is to make oneself its slave.

Henry David Thoreau
Every generation laughs at the old fashions but religiously follows the new.

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.

William Shakespeare
I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.

George Bernard Shaw
Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.

Coco Chanel
It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.

Quentin Crisp
Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.

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

Bill Blass
When in doubt, wear red.

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.

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

Domenico Dolce
You like? You are happy? Yes? Okay, go! Go in the street.

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