02 June 2010

The Top 10 Fashion Quotes

Fashion, like architecture, painting, and sculpture, is an art form. It submits to and follows the principles of design: line, shape, color, rhythm, movement, emphasis, and unity. A designer, like any artist, may create a work with a specific purpose in mind and input elements to convey that purpose, but they cannot specifically know what part of their work the public will interpret or what messages they might garner from its analysis. In the many philosophies of fashion, individuals have stated some of the most insightful words that help give meaning to the sometimes amorphous discipline of fashion as well as art at large. Here are our top ten quotes that sum up the true meaning of fashion.

  1. "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months" - Oscar Wilde
  2. "Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence but of those who have already taken control of their future" - Coco Chanel
  3. "Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time" - Jean Cocteau
  4. "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" - Elsa Schiaparelli
  5. "The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it" - Diana Vreeland
  6. "Elegance is good taste plus a dash of darling" - Carmel Snow
  7. "Glamour is what makes a man ask for your telephone number. But it is also what makes a woman ask for the name of your dressmaker" - Lilly Dache
  8. "A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you." -Françoise Sagan
  9. "Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets." -Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
  10. "Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse." -Will Rogers


Post a Comment

Copyright 2009 Fashion Inc. Style Society. Powered by Blogger Blogger Templates create by Deluxe Templates. WP by Masterplan