Coco Chanel Quotes

Fashion Goddess Coco Chanel Quotes

Coco Chanel
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Millions of women have Coco Chanel to thank for their favorite LBD (little black dress). The smart and sassy priestess of haute couture learnt the ropes of high fashion on her own. Her life was peppered with many hurdles, but she did not let that keep her away from her dreams. From the dungeons of poverty, Coco Chanel clawed her way to the top. Many call her an opportunist and traitor, but she did not care too much for the whining world.

She was not the one to bow down, or let fate dictate how her life should turn out.

Coco Chanel exerted a modernizing influence on European fashion. She outlawed the rigid and overbearing skirts of those times, and made casual dressing trendy. She also introduced men's blazers and shirts into women's wardrobes; thereby changing the dynamics of feminism. Her dresses could be worn without tight corsets, and were made out of men's jerseys.

Daredevilry was in her veins, and probably helped her catapult to fame. Coco Chanel lives even today, through her brands. Chanel No. 5, the first perfume launched by Coco Chanel, is one of the most popular perfumes sold in France, the Mecca of fashion. Coco Channel's life has inspired many filmmakers to produce movies on the enigmatic couturier. These Coco Chanel quotes reveal the raw passion of a woman who had the world wrapped around her manicured fingers.


  • A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
  • Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
  • A woman has the age she deserves.
  • Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
  • Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
  • The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good, on you!
  • The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
  • A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future.
  • Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
  • As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!
  • Coquetry, it's a triumph of the spirit over the senses.
  • Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
  • Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
  • Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
  • Fashion has become a joke. The designers have forgotten that there are women inside the dresses. Most women dress for men and want to be admired. But they must also be able to move, to get into a car without bursting their seams! Clothes must have a natural shape.
  • An elegant woman should be able to do her marketing without making housewives laugh. Those who laugh are always right.
  • I don't do fashion, I am fashion.
  • How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
  • In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
  • Luxury must be comfortable otherwise, it is not luxury.
  • My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
  • 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.
  • One can get used to ugliness, but never to negligence.
  • Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
  • Great loves too must be endured.
  • Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck.
  • Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.
  • Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
  • Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
  • Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
  • I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little -- if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.
  • There are people who have money and people who are rich.
  • There is no fashion for the old.
  • If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent their growing.
  • I wanted to give a woman comfortable clothes that would flow with her body. A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed.
  • Youth is something very new: twenty years ago, no one mentioned it.
  • If a man talks bad about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman.
  • There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.