Quotes on Fashion
Quotes on fashion arranged alphabetically, by author.
The lamb began to follow the wolf in sheep’s clothing.
The difference between style and fashion is quality.
The goal I seek is to have people refine their style through my clothing without having them become victims of fashion.
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
––Francis Bacon, Sr.
The truly fashionable are beyond fashion.
Fashion is a social agreement. It is the result of a consensus of a large group of people.
Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.
Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.
––Edna Woolman Chase
[A]ll of the fashion magazines said [Björk] was the worst dressed, but when they say you're the worst, that means you're the best.
––Margaret Cho, on Björk's "swan dress"
Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.
Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
––Nicolas de Chamfort
Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.
As a fashion designer, I was always aware that I was not an artist, because I was creating something that was made to be sold, marketed, used, and ultimately discarded.
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.
––William Hazlitt, On the Clerical Character, 1819
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
––Lillian Hellman, in a letter to the HUAC Committee
The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.
Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
For me fashion is nothing more than a spontaneous antidepressant.
Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.
––Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue.
I'm not that interested in fashion... When someone says that lime-green is the new black for this season, you just want to tell them to get a life.
Fashion is a tool... to compete in life outside the home. People like you better, without knowing why, because people always react well to a person they like the looks of.
I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn't itch.
It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion.
––Yves Saint Laurent
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by trinkets, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt.
In difficult times fashion is always outrageous.
Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.
We live not according to reason, but according to fashion.
A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
––George Bernard Shaw
Judging from the ugly and repugnant things that are sometimes in vogue, it would seem as though fashion were desirous of exhibiting its power by getting us to adopt the most atrocious things for its sake alone.
He who goes against the fashion is himself its slave.
––Logan Pearsall Smith
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
––Henry David Thoreau
As to matters of dress, I would recommend one never to be first in the fashion nor the last out of it.
Fashion is about eventually becoming naked.
Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us and not we them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they would mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.
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