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quotations about fashion



The difference between style and fashion is quality.
- - -Giorgio Armani

No designer has really wowed me yet, I'm into other people's recommendations when it comes to fashion.
- - -Shawn Ashmore

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
- - -Francis Bacon

Fashion is primitive in its insistence on exhibitionism, which withers in isolation. The catwalk fashion show with its incandescent hype is its apotheosis. A ritualized gathering of connoiseurs and the spoilt at a spotlit parade of snazzy pulchritude, it is an industrialized version of the pagan festivals of renewal. At the end of each seasonal display, a priesthood is enjoined to carry news of the omens to the masses.
- - -Stephen Bayley

Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly.
- - -Cecil Beaton

Fashion is in a terrible state. An overdose of too much flesh.
- - -Geoffrey Beene

Fashion is treated too much as news rather than what it is, what it does and how it performs.
- - -Geoffrey Beene

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

Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
- - -Coco Chanel

There's never a new fashion but it's old.
- - -Geoffrey Chaucer

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

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
- - -Jean Cocteau

"Women's fashion" is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women.
- - -Andrea Dworkin

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- - -Thomas Jefferson

Fashion is something that goes in one year and out the other.
- - -Denise Klahn

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

The fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
- - -William Shakespeare

What a deformed thief this fashion is.
- - -William Shakespeare

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
- - -George Bernard Shaw

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

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.
- - -Gore Vidal

It is new fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions.
- - -Voltaire

Fashion, by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment the universal.
- - -Oscar Wilde

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
- - -Oscar Wilde

Fashion is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism: it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.
- - -William Hazlitt

The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything.
- - -Eric Hoffer

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