100 Famous Fashion Designer Quotes & Sayings

Everybody knows fashion giants like Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld or Stars like Super Model Tyra Banks. In the World of fashion a lot of inspiring, good, funny or even unbelivable quotes are made. On sites like Tumblr you can find blogging and motivational sayings when it comes to terms of fashion. Pinterest and We Heart it are the best ones to see collections of the newest fashion trends and pictures of fashion shows and models. We selected for you and chose 100 memorable fashion quotes!

Famous Quotes by Coco Chanel

  • “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
  • “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
  • “Elegance is refusal.”
  • “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
  • “Fashion changes, but style endures.”
  • “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”
  • “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.”
  • “I don’t do fashion, I AM fashion.”
  • “Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
  • “Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!”
  • “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.”
  • “A beautiful dress may look beautiful on a hanger, but that means nothing. It must be seen on the shoulders, with the movement of the arms, the legs, and the waist.”
  • “A woman with good shoes i never ugly!”

Famous Anna Wintour Quote

  • “Create your own style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”

Karl Lagerfeld Quotes

  • “Never use the word “cheap”. Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes (the rich buy them too). There is good clothing design on every level today. You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans — it’s up to you.”
  • “People who do a job that claims to be creative have to be alone to recharge their batteries. You can’t live 24 hours a day in the spotlight and remain creative. For people like me, solitude is a victory.”
  • “We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.”
  • “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.”
  • “Chanel is an institution, and you have to treat an institution like a whore – and then you get something out of her”
  • “Fashion and music are the same, because music express its period too.”
  • “Think pink but don’t wear it”
  • “A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul”
  • “I like to reinvent myself — it’s part of my job.”
  • “I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes – it’s about all kinds of change”
  • “We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst — you need them both.”
  • “I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way. That, to me, is what is modern.”
  • “The woman is the most perfect doll that i have dressed with delight and admiration.”
  • “Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.”
  • “Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.”
  • “Don’t look to the approval of others for your mental stability”

Michelle Obama

  • “He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.”

Quotes from Oscar Wilde

  • “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
  • “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”
  • “The only way to atone for being occasionally a little over-dressed is by being always absolutely over-educated.”
  • “One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”

Ellen DeGeneres

  • “When I look back on the stuff I used to wear, I wonder why somebody didn’t try to stop me. Just a friendly warning, “You may regret this,” would have been fine.”

Lady Gaga fashion Quotes

  • “And now, I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.”
  • “I’d wear any of my private attire for the world to see. But I would rather have an open flesh wound than ever wear a band aid in public.”
  • “A girl’s got to use what she’s given and I’m not going to make a guy drool the way a Britney video does. So I take it to extremes. I don’t say I dress sexily on stage – what I do is so extreme. It’s meant to make guys think: ‘I don’t know if this is sexy or just weird.”

Sara Sheridan

  • “If there’s one shade a woman of colour can’t wear it’s got to be the one everyone expects, hasn’t it?”

Yves Saint Laurent Fashion

  • “The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”
  • “Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”
  • “Fashions fade, style is eternal.”
  • “I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.

Designer Yohji Yamamoto

  • “Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy – but mysterious. But above all black says this: “I don’t bother you – don’t bother me”.”
  • “My role in all of this is very simple. I make clothing like armor. My clothing protects you from unwelcome eyes.”

Fashion Quote from Marilyn Monroe

  • “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”

Sophie Kinsella

  • “I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.”
  • “I haven’t eaten anything all day so I’m nice and thin and for once my hair has fallen perfectly into shape. I look… well, I’ve never looked better in my life.
    But of course, looks are only part of the package, aren’t they?”

Jess C. Scott

  • “The human body is the best work of art.”
  • “A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement”
  • “Killing animals to make a fashion statement = a sickening + cold-blooded vanity.”

Steven Moffat

  • “Bow ties are cool.”

Ann Brasco

  • “It seems to make little sense how a person’s self-worth or self-confidence should be wrapped up in how much their jacket is worth or what shoe they are wearing. Does a person’s round or pointy-tip shoe really say anything of value about who a person is?”
  • It seems that true luxury lies in a freedom from needing that red-bottom shoe, that handbag with all the tiny initials and big price tag, or the latest trend to know that a person truly matters. True luxury seems to lie in the separation of confidence and materialism.”
  • “Authentic luxury flourishes from the untying of self-worth from popular opinion.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

  • “Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.”

Christian Dior

  • “A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. ”
  • “High heels? Painful pleasure.”

Nicloe Richie

  • “True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.”

Tyra Banks

  • “I love the confidence that makeup gives me.”

Stephanie Perkins

  • “I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.”

Bill Waterson

  • “What fun is it being cool if you can’t wear a sombrero?”

Gerad Way

  • “So how was Christmas for you guys? Did you all get lots of nice black t-shirts?”

Mrs. Oliphant

  • “Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always twenty times better.”

Dolly Parton

  • “People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there.”
  • “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap”
  • “It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen.”

Orson Welles

  • “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn”

Betsey Johnson

  • “Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they’d just walk around naked at all times.”

Henry David Thoreau

  • “Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.”

Albert Einstein

  • “Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilization in high boots”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • “When a girl feels that she’s perfectly groomed and dressed she can forget that part of her. That’s charm”

Carson Kressley

  • “…you don’t have to be perfect to be pretty”

Melissa de la Cruz

  • “Oliver liked to play the part of disaffected youth, but he liked shopping in SoHo even more.

Jennifer Egan

  • “When does a fake Mohawk become a real Mohawk? Who decides? How do you know if it’s happened?”

Freddie Mercury

  • “It’s not a concert you are seeing, it’s a fashion show.”

Alexander Mc Queen

  • “There is no better designer than nature.”
  • “Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.”
  • “I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting, so that when I am dead and gone people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.”

Marc Jacobs

  • “Young girls need to learn that sexiness isin’t about being naked.”

Lindsey Kelk

  • “It’s interesting how much you can tell about someone from their friends.”
  • “Just when you thought you knew everything about someone, they had to go one better.”
  • “A friendship forged in the fires of adversity is a strong as one that has weathered the test of time.”
  • “Why you like photography so much? Because it’s just the camera and me showing everyone else what we can see. It’s telling stories.”

Gianni Versace

  • “That is the key of this collection, being yourself. Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.”

Lailyh Gifty Akita

  • “If you want a new look, get a new hair style.”
  • “Fashion is an art.”
  • “Style is a sacred fashion.”
  • “A change in hairstyle gives a new look.”
  • “The beauty of the soul is wrapped in modest fashion.”
  • “Graceful beauty is a modest appearance.”
  • “Adorn yourself with modest dressing.”
  • “The beauty of the soul enfold in spiritual-life.”

Tim Gunn

  • “A T-shirt is a T-shirt. Spending hundreds of dollars on it doesn’t elevate it. He was under-dressed, even if his casual outfit did cost more than my suit and tie.”
  • “The message sent by this policy is that if women are to be accepted into the exclusive ranks of men, then they have to look like men: buttoned up, stuffy, and no-nonsense.”
  • “As if to show a little cleavage, to highlight a curvaceous figure, or to in any way appear feminine would discount, discredit, and disqualify them.”
  • “I strongly disagree with this idea. I feel that women should wear clothes that suit their bodies rather than forcing themselves into unflattering men’s suits and that it is feminist to make a wide range of women’s clothes acceptable business attire.”