Fashion quotes and sayings

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
George Santayana

What a deformed thief this fashion is.
William Shakespeare

The fact is that even art is subject to fashion.
Hugo Pratt

It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.
Coco Chanel

He who goes against the fashion is himself its slave.
Logan Pearsall Smith

Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
Coco Chanel

Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.
Golda Meir

Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.
Quentin Crisp

Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck.
Coco Chanel

Fashion is so over the top.
Ben Stiller

There has been a change in men’s attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion; they’re not afraid of it.
Calvin Klein

I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
William Shakespeare

It is difficult, if not impossible, for most people to think otherwise than in the fashion of their own period.
George Bernard Shaw

The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it.
William Shakespeare

Fashion is more about feel than science.
Pharrell Williams

Fashion is all about happiness. It’s fun. It’s important. But it’s not medicine.
Donatella Versace

The truly fashionable are beyond fashion.
Cecil Beaton

Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely shaped flames of the fire, the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place.
Paul de Man

Fashion is never in crisis because clothes are always necessary.
Achille Maramotti

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

Bravery never goes out of fashion.
William Makepeace Thackeray

This is what the painter, the poet, the speculative philosopher, and the natural scientists do, each in his own fashion.
Albert Einstein

Fashion is a very particular world, as you know.
Heidi Klum

The present condition of fame is merely fashion.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

A good model can advance fashion by ten years.
Yves Saint Laurent

As a fashion designer, I was always aware that I was not an artist, because I was creating something that was made to be sold, marketed, used, and ultimately discarded.
Tom Ford

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

Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it’s an open mind.
Gail Rubin Bereny

There are a lot of gay people in fashion, but it’s not as if every gay person is a great creator.
Calvin Klein

Don’t go trying some new fashion Don’t change the color of your hair. . . I could not love you any better I love you just the way you are.
Billy Joel

The dog, on the other hand, has few or no ideas because his brain acts in coarse fashion and because there are few connections with each single process.
Edward Thorndike

One of my primary objects is to form the tools so the tools themselves shall fashion the work and give to every part its just proportion.
Eli Whitney

My memory of my mom is a wine glass in one hand and a cigarette in the other. She was a runway fashion model, and she was quite a glamorous woman.
Loni Anderson

We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.
Marcel Proust

I got that experience through dating dozens of men for six years after college, getting an entry level magazine job at 21, working in the fiction department at Good Housekeeping and then working as a fashion editor there as well as writing many articles for the magazine.
Judith Krantz

When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.
Eric Hoffer

People fashion their God after their own understanding. They make their God first and worship him afterwards.
Oscar Wilde

May we agree that private life is irrelevant? Multiple, mixed, ambiguous at best – out of it we try to fashion the crystal clear, the singular, the absolute, and that is what is relevant; that is what matters.
May Sarton

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.
Jules Renard

I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
Marlene Dietrich

Because of the many dimensions of forms of though which you can also put into physical form, you have the possibility to create much which we cannot fashion in the same manner.
Hans Bender

Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue.
Moliere

A confidence problem exists on the part of the people of the region who desire democratic rule in principle, but remain suspicious of both the fashion with which democratization is presented and the purposes of the democratic world.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

I do not believe there has ever been a name as important as Pierre Cardin in the general history of couture.
Pierre Cardin

I’m not trying to stay in the same place and I’m not trying to compete with what’s currently in fashion. That would be dishonest. But, at the same time, I’m different and the music reflects that to some degree.
Eddie Money

I’m not that interested in fashion… When someone says that lime-green is the new black for this season, you just want to tell them to get a life.
Bruce Oldfield

It was the fashion of the time, still is, to feel that all actors are neurotic, or they would not be actors.
Gene Tierney

Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.
Benjamin Disraeli

I think that pop, and to some extent rock, are like sport and fashion industry in that they’re about the exuberance of youth. That’s the sort of subliminal ideology.
Robert Wyatt

Sometimes I wake up and I think I should start wearing a beret, but I don’t do it. One day I’m gonna, though. You bet your ass, I will have a beret on. That’s ridiculous, but it’s true. I always fight with wearing a beret.
Mitch Hedberg

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.
Dave Barry

There is no fashion for the old.
Coco Chanel

There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
Ayn Rand

There are few who would not rather be taken in adultery than in provincialism.
Aldous Huxley

Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.
Frank Dane

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.
Thomas Carlyle