106 Famous Quotes and Sayings on Fashion to Wake the Diva Within

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Fashion is not only about mastering the styling tricks by pursuing hot trends and wearing fashionable clothes, there's more to it. Buzzle will shed light on this line of thought with the help of some famous quotes on fashion.
Two ways to look stylish instantly.
► Wear a motorcycle jacket or place a jacket on your shoulder.
► Put on the wrong shoes, the ones you wouldn't normally pair with an attire.
Many people, women and men claim they don't care about fashion. To them, they don't see clothes as a way to make a statement. However, even when you're not consciously doing so, the way you dress and carry yourself is, in fact, a form of statement. There are all kinds of people―those who accept fashion in small doses, and others who have to indulge in the latest trend(s) as the seasons change.

Regardless of your stand as an individual, fashion does play a huge role in our lives. And with the 106 quotes about fashion mentioned below, you will understand why and how it is essential for all of us.
Inspirational Fashion Quotes by Famous Designers
"Without proper foundations, there can be no fashion."
― Christian Dior
"Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes."
― Diana Vreeland
"I always believed that style was more important than fashion. They are rare, those who imposed their style while fashion makers are so numerous."
― Yves Saint Laurent
"You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it."
― Edith Head
Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera
"Fashion is to please your eye. Shapes and proportions are for your intellect."
― Carolina Herrera
"Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas, but what makes it new is the way you put it together."
― Carolina Herrera
"Fashion is not an investment. If you wear a dress and don't get many compliments, you won't wear it again. It's not like buying bonds."
― Carolina Herrera
"Fashion never stops. There is always the new project, the new opportunity."
― Carolina Herrera
"Fashion is a dream. It's difficult, and there are many aspects of fashion that are very difficult, but if you love it like I do, because I really have a passion, now, for fashion, it's not easy, but nothing is easy in life."
― Carolina Herrera
"Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing."
― Alexander Wang
"Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds."
― Coco Chanel
Daphne Guinness
Daphne Guinness
"I don't approach fashion; fashion approaches me!"
― Daphne Guinness
"In fashion, there are so many gangs, if you identify too much with one, you get caught - I would lose my freedom."
― Daphne Guinness
"Fashion is not just about trends. It's about political history. You can trace it from the ancient Romans to probably until the '80s, and you can see defining moments that were due either to revolutions or changes in politics."
― Daphne Guinness
"I think the world's just gone completely mad, with everyone wearing the same things, even celebrities."
― Daphne Guinness
"There hasn't been anything real since grunge. That was the last movement led by music or an art form."
― Daphne Guinness
"Fashion needs to be worn."
― Christian Lacroix
"I think the challenge is, in fashion everybody wants to get rich and famous and it's easy to get rich and famous by being a bad person. But the challenge is to achieve your goals―whatever they are―while staying a decent human being. That's where it came from."
― Katharine Hamnett
Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg
"Fashion is mysterious, as a rule. Why are blue jeans a classic? You just hit on something that happens to be timeless and right."
― Diane von Furstenberg
"I was a very young girl and I got into fashion very much by accident, wanting to be independent. What was wonderful was that while I was learning and discovering - learning about the work, discovering myself as a woman - I was allowing other women to feel the same way."
― Diane von Furstenberg
"What I think I sell with my clothes is confidence, so hopefully all my dresses, my accessories, are friends to the women. When you open the closet, and your eyes are swollen, and you don't like the way you look, you go to your friends."
― Diane von Furstenberg
"Fashion can be this mysterious thing that you can't explain."
― Diane von Furstenberg
"Fashion is not frivolous. It is a part of being alive today."
― Mary Quant
"Sometimes the eye gets so accustomed that if you don't have a change, you're bored. It's the same with fashion, you know. And that, I suppose, is what style is about."
― Bill Blass
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce and Gabbana
"Style is personality. It's having the ability to look at things beyond fashion and the self-confidence to transform even the simplest thing into something special. It is a natural quality you cannot learn and there are no rules to follow."
― Dolce & Gabbana
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"Fashion takes its inspiration from society and everyday life, which is the same for everyone, and this is perhaps the reason why certain elements recur."
― Stefano Gabbana
"You need to be ahead of the game just enough so that you can have what people want in the shops when they want it."
― Domenico Dolce
"We wouldn't mind if our only contribution to the fashion world was a black bra! We want to produce the best, most flattering clothes."
― Dolce & Gabbana
"I have always believed that fashion was not made only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence."
― Yves Saint Laurent
"When a woman smiles, the dress must smile with her."
― Madeleine Vionnet
Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace
"Fashion is a weapon that you can use when you need it."
― Donatella Versace
"Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream."
― Donatella Versace
"Fashion is all about happiness. It's fun. It's important. But it's not medicine."
― Donatella Versace
"In fashion, only sexy won't go out of fashion."
― Donatella Versace
"The three biggest fashion mistakes are cheap suits, shoes, and shirts. Spend your money on something good."
― Donatella Versace
"Being one step ahead of a fashion trend is not so important to me. What matters is to always forge ahead."
― Sonia Rykiel
"What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts go so fast. Fashion is instant language."
― Miuccia Prada
Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani
"The difference between style and fashion is quality."
― Giorgio Armani
"I find that fashion recently has been a little too hasty. Often times, it's put together quickly to catch the attention of the media, and I didn't want to do that."
― Giorgio Armani
"It is difficult to talk about fashion in the abstract, without a human body before my eyes, without drawings, without a choice of fabric - without a practical or visual reality."
― Giorgio Armani
"I've always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet."
― Giorgio Armani
"I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical."
― Giorgio Armani
"Fashion isn't just frocks. It's how we do our houses, our gardens - it's what we eat and drink."
― Grace Coddington
"Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul."
― Stella Blum
Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld
"Fashion is neither moral or immoral, but it is for rebuilding the morale."
― Karl Lagerfeld
"I can tell you all kinds of moral tales, but fashion and reality are vaguely different."
― Karl Lagerfeld
"Fashion is about going ahead, not about memory."
― Karl Lagerfeld
"Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality."
― Karl Lagerfeld
"Fashion is about two things: the evolution and the opposite."
― Karl Lagerfeld
"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 you live."
― Gianni Versace
"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."
― Coco Chanel
Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs
"Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them."
― Marc Jacobs
"We don't need fashion to survive, we just desire it so much."
― Marc Jacobs
"Fashion isn't a necessity. It pulls at your heart. It's a whim. You don't need it. You want it."
― Marc Jacobs
"One thing that is exciting about fashion is the surprise element. People don't know what they want. They just know when they see it."
― Marc Jacobs
"I think it's an old-fashioned notion that fashion needs to be exclusive to be fashionable."
― Marc Jacobs
"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."
― Mary Quant
"Fashion anticipates, and elegance is a state of mind ... a mirror of the time in which we live, a translation of the future, and should never be static."
― Oleg Cassini
Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta
"Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day."
― Oscar de la Renta
"I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway"
― Oscar de la Renta
"The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward."
― Oscar de la Renta
"Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself."
― Oscar de la Renta
"We're dealing with sophisticated customers. What's most important to these women is individuality. I have to create things she'll want to wear, no matter who she is."
― Oscar de la Renta
"The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette."
― Giambattista Valli
"Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment."
― Alexander McQueen
Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren
"Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It's not about brands. It's about something else that comes from within you."
― Ralph Lauren
"When I create a collection, I approach it with a cinematic point of view―I am not designing clothes, I'm creating a world."
― Ralph Lauren
"Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever."
― Ralph Lauren
"I don't design clothes, I design dreams."
― Ralph Lauren
"Fashion is about something that comes from within you."
― Ralph Lauren
"In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous."
― Elsa Schiaparelli
"Today, fashion is really about sensuality―how a woman feels on the inside. In the '80s women used suits with exaggerated shoulders and waists to make a strong impression. Women are now more comfortable with themselves and their bodies―they no longer feel the need to hide behind their clothes."
― Donna Karan
Vera Wang
Vera Wang
"People get very trapped where they are. When they hear 'fashion' they get intimidated, particularly at the upper end because it's so elitist."
― Vera Wang
"Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume."
― Vera Wang
"I love sportswear in my own weird way. Fashion is such a personal journey for me. I'm much more of a girl that's a T-shirt, legging, layering kind of thing, and outerwear."
― Vera Wang
"Fashion to me has become very disposable; I wanted to get back to craft, to clothes that could last."
― Vera Wang
"The biggest lesson that I've learned is that fashion is this tightrope where you have to be consistent but inconsistent. You need the connective thread but at the same time you need a sense of surprise."
― Michael Kors
"Simplicity survives the changes of fashion. Women of chic are wearing now dresses they bought from me in 1936. Fit the century, forget the year."
― Valentina
Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood
"Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well."
― Vivienne Westwood
"Fashion has become so whatever. I don't think there are any stones left to unturn."
― Vivienne Westwood
"Fashion is life-enhancing, and I think it's a lovely, generous thing to do for other people."
― Vivienne Westwood
"Don't just eat McDonald's, get something a bit better. Eat a salad. That's what fashion is. It's something that is a bit better."
― Vivienne Westwood
"I'm not sure what I think about current fashion, though. A few years ago, I would have said it's really, really bad and you hardly ever see anybody looking good. There must be some very good designers in the world."
― Vivienne Westwood
"Fashion is a playground up until a certain age, but then you have to find your own signature and your own style."
― Nicolas Ghesquière
"Fashion is about what you look like, which translates to what you would like to be like."
― Jean Paul Gaultier
"Fashion will last forever. It will exist always. It will exist in its own way in each era."
― Azzedine Alaia
Famous Fashion Quotes
"There's nothing interesting about looking perfect―you lose the point. You want what you're wearing to say something about you, about who you are."
― Emma Watson
"Fashion is what you're offered four times a year. Style is what you pick out of that
fashion... It's what you make of it once you've learned what to accept and ignore based on
what best suits you."
― Lauren Hutton
"Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time."
― Jean Cocteau
Pharrell Williams
"Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment, and where you're going."
― Pharrell Williams
Edna Woolman Chase
"Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess."
― Edna Woolman Chase
"When you don't feel to dress means you're depressed. You need a fashion shower."
― Anna Dello Russo
"Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong."
― Adriana Lima
"Conformity is the only real fashion crime. To not dress like yourself and to sublimate your spirit to some kind of group identity is succumbing to fashion fascism."
― Simon Doonan
"What's becoming very obvious to me is that fashion is art."
― Lupita Nyong'o
"Fashion says 'me too' style says 'only me'."
― Geraldine Stutz
"If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion."
― Michelle Obama
Twiggy
"Fashion should be stylish and fun."
― Twiggy
"Fashion's about extravagance, and everyone needs a bit of that."
― Carine Roitfeld
"I think fashion is a lot of fun. I love clothes. More than fashion or brand labels, I love design. I love the thought that people put into clothes. I love when clothes make cultural statements and I think personal style is really cool. I also freely recognize that fashion should be a hobby."
― Anne Hathaway
"You don't learn style from watching people on a runway. Fashion happens every morning when you wake up."
― Shalom Harlow
Oprah Winfrey
"I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes."
― Oprah Winfrey
"Fashion is that thing that saved me from being sad."
― Lady Gaga
"Fashion is inspired by youth and nostalgia and draws inspiration from the best of the past."
― Lana Del Rey
"Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style."
― John Fairchild
"The thing about fashion ― it's like ducks going quack, quack quack. It's being dictated from above, and it just makes me want to rebel against it."
― Sara Blakely
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