Coco Channel, proprietress of The House of Chanel; the most famous fashion name of the 20th century and the epitome of luxury and style.
#A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
#The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
#I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men.
#Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
#There are people who have money and people who are rich.
#Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
#In order to be irreplaceable one , must always be different.
#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.
#Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
#Elegance is refusal.
#Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
#Great loves too must be endured.
#Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.
#Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
#Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
#There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
#You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.
#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.
#Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous.
#Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.
#As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!
#I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.
#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.
#Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.
#Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.
#Fashion changes, but style endures.
#I don't do fashion, I am fashion.
#The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.
#A woman has the age she deserves.
#A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.
#It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.
#Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
#Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
#A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.