Coco Chanel is a legendary fashion designer who designed the little black dress, the theatrical handbag on a long thin chain, and Chanel №5 perfume. By nature, she is a very complex person, often publicly expressing contempt for people who disagree with her opinion.
Coco Chanel is called an "icon of style", French aristocrats looked up to her, Coco set the direction of world fashion. She opened several stores for the sale of her author's things, some of which still work today. Was not officially married, no children.
Collection Of Coco Chanel Quotes
"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 fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion."
"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
"A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.""A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs."
"A woman can be overdressed but never over elegant."
"A woman does not become interesting until she is over 40."
"A woman has the age she deserves."
"A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed."
"A woman is only as good as the peace and light she radiates."
"A woman needs independence, not equality. In most cases, equality is a step-down."
"A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls."
"A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life."
"A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future."
"A woman with good shoes is never ugly."
"A woman's education consists of two lessons: never leave the house without stocking, never go out without a hat."
"A young lady ought to be two things: tasteful and breathtaking."
"Adornment is never anything except a reflection of the heart."
"Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!"
"Always keep your head, heels, and standards high."
"Arrogance is in everything I do. It is in my gestures, the harshness of my voice, in the glow of my gaze, in my sinewy, tormented face."
"As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!"
"Be classy. Anything but trashy."
"Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be."
"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."
"Beauty should begin in the heart and soul, otherwise cosmetics are useless."
"Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off."
"Capel said, "Remember that you're a woman." All too often I forgot that."
"Chanel is above all a style. Fashion passes, style remains."
"Coquetry, it's a triumph of the spirit over the senses."
"Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door."
"Don't be like the rest of them, darling."
"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door."
"Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today."
"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman."
"Eat less than you think you want, eat with your intelligence, not your stomach. Never get up from the table with an inward, silent apology for being a pig."
"Elegance comes from being as beautiful inside as outside."
"Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress."
"Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future."
"Elegance is refusal."
"Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside."
"Everyone marries the Duke of Westminster. There are a lot of duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel."
"Fashion comes and goes but style lasts forever."
"Fashion fades, only style remains the same."
"Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds."
"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions."
"Fashion is made to become unfashionable."
"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."
"Fashion, like opportunity, is something that has to be grabbed by the hair."
"For a woman betrayal has no sense - one cannot betray one's passions."
"Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs."
"Great loves too must be endured."
"Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death."
"Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity."
"He will soon be claiming that the Resistance has liberated the world."
"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone."
"I am no longer what I was. I will remain what I have become."
"I am scared only of becoming bored."
"I don’t do fashion. I am fashion."
"I don’t know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men."
"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."
"I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all."
"I feel that to live is a wonderful thing."
"I imposed black; it still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around."
"I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like."
"I like fashion to go down to the street, but I can’t accept that it should originate there."
"I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it."
"I only drink Champagne on two occasions: when I am in love and when I am not."
"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."
"I was a rebellious child, a rebellious lover, a rebellious couturière – a real devil."
"I was self-taught; I learned badly, haphazardly. And yet, when life put me in touch with those who were the most delightful and brilliant people of my age, a Stravinsky or a Picasso, I neither felt stupid, nor embarrassed."
"I was the one who changed, it wasn’t fashion. I was the one who was in fashion."
"If a man talks bad about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman."
"If you are sad, if you are heartbroken, make yourself up, dress up, add more lipstick and attack."
"If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing."
"If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack."
"In 1919 I woke up famous. I'd never guessed it. If I'd known I was famous, I'd have stolen away and wept. I was stupid. I was supposed to be intelligent. I was sensitive and very dumb."
"In fashion, you know you have succeeded when there is an element of upset."
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different."
"Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics."
"It is through work that one achieves. Manna didn't fall on me from heaven; I moulded it with my own hands... The secret of this success is that I've worked terribly hard... Nothing can replace work; not securities, or nerve, or luck."
"It is unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure."
"It’s not the appearance, it’s the essence. It’s not the money, it’s the education. It’s not the clothes, it’s the class."
"It’s not the rooms, it’s the life you live in them."
"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."
"J’aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing."
"Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains."
"Keep your heel, head and standards high."
"Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress."
"Luxury lies not in the richness of things, but in the absence of vulgarity."
"Luxury must be comfortable. Otherwise, it is not luxury."
"Material things aside, we need no advice but approval."
"Men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness."
"Modesty is the highest elegance."
"Money for me has only one sound: liberty."
"My life didn’t please me, so I created my life."
"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve."
"Never a button without a buttonhole."
"No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory."
"No matter the age, a woman who is unloved is lost - unloved she might as well die."
"No one is young after forty, but one can be irresistible at any age."
"Nothing is more beautiful than the freedom of the body."
"Nothing makes a woman look older than obvious expensiveness, ornateness, complicatpon."
"Nothing makes a woman look so old as desperately trying to look young."
"Only those with no memory insist on their originality."
"Passion goes, boredom remains."
"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."
"Sin can be forgiven, but stupid is forever."
"Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them."
"Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity."
"Strength is built by one’s failures, not by one’s successes."
"Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable."
"The age of a woman is not important: you can be wonderful in your 20’s, amazing in your 40’s and stay fabulous for the rest of your life."
"The best accessory for a woman – handsome man!"
"The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you."
"The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive."
"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."
"The right ingredients can create a legend."
"The worse a woman feels, the better should she look."
"There are no ugly women, only lazy."
"There are people who have money and people who are rich."
"There goes a woman who knows all the things that can be taught and none of the things that cannot be taught."
"There is a time for work, and a time for love. That leaves no other time."
"There is no fashion for the old."
"There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work and time for love. That leaves no other time."
"There is nothing more comfortable than a caterpillar and nothing more made for love than a butterfly. We need dresses that crawl and dresses that fly. Fashion is at once a captapillar and a butterfly, caterpillar by day, butterfly by night."
"There is nothing worse than solitude. Solitude can help a man realize himself; but it destroys a woman."
"Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger."
"To achieve great things, we must first dream."
"To be irreplaceable, you have to be different."
"True elegance consists not in having a closet bursting with clothes, but rather in having a few well-chosen numbers in which one feels totally at ease."
"We are born with only one face, but laughing or crying, wisely or unwisely, eventually we form our own."
"We need dresses that crawl and dresses that fly. Fashion is at once a caterpillar and a butterfly; caterpillar by day, butterfly by night."
"Wear perfume wherever you want to be kissed!"
"When I find a color darker than black, I’ll wear it. But until then, I’m wearing black!"
"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."
"Women hide their imperfections instead of accepting them as an added charm."
"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."
"You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life."
"You cannot keep up a nightlife and amount to anything in the day. You cannot indulge in those foods and liquors that destroy the physique and still hope to have a physique that functions with the minimum of destruction to itself. A candle burnt at both ends may shed a brighter light, but the darkness that follows is for a longer time."
"You live but once; you might as well be amusing."
"Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it."