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.
Moda je prolazna, dok stil traje, on je veÄan.
No more rules, the freedom of dressing. The beauty of mixing vintage clothes with a pair of jeans that I love.
I pass for a hypersensitive, reclusive neurotic, which I may well be, but I hope the year won't come when my anxieties and fatigue will destroy my love of this life, of all the things that inspire me-a line of music, a face in a Vermeer portrait, a character in an opera, or a model born in Harlem.
Elegance is no longer significant; clothes have to be fun.
Fashions pass quickly, and nothing is more pathetic than those puppets of fashion outrageously made up one day, pale the next, pleated or ironed stiff, libertine or ascetic. Playing with fashion is an art. The first rule is don't burn your wings.
For a woman, le smoking is an indispensable garment with which she finds herself continually in fashion, because it is about style, not fashion. Fashions come and go, but style is forever.
We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.
I prefer to shock rather than to bore through repetition,
Le plus beau vÃªtement qui puisse habiller une femme, ce sont les bras de l'homme qu'elle aime. Mais, pour celles qui n'ont pas eu la chance de trouver ce bonheur, je suis lÃ .
Chanel freed women, and I empowered them.
I'd really like to be in closer contact with life. I'm a little too distant, I guess. I like to place myself outside.
I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.
Fashion is like a party. Getting dressed is preparing to play a role.
When you feel good in a clothing anything can happen. A good clothing is a passport for happiness.
Fashion comes and goes, but style is eternal.
I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven't had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.
Finding your own style is not easy, but once found it brings complete happiness. It gives you self-confidence, always.
I love black because it affirms, designs and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke.
To be beautiful, woman enough to have a black sweater, black skirt and walk arm in arm with the man she loves.
Without elegance of the heart, there is no elegance.
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.
Elegance and beauty have been banished.
I tried to show that fashion is an art. For that, I followed the counsel of my master Christian Dior and the imperishable lesson of Mademoiselle Chanel. I created for my era and I tried to foresee what tomorrow would be.
I don't really like knees.
A designer who is not also a couturier, who hasn't learned the most refined mysteries of physically creating his models, is like a sculptor who gives his drawings to another man, an artisan, to accomplish.
I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes, the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful to me and given me so much joy.
I'm so secluded. Very alone.
Haute couture consists of secrets whispered from generation to generation, If, in ready-to-wear, a garment is manufactured according to standard sizes, the haute couture garment adapts to any imperfection in order to eliminate it.
Seeing Cubism paintings at the Beaubourg makes me very happy and also old films.
[Fashion is] a kind of vitamin for style.
What is wonderful about my art is that dream and reality can become one. There is just one step between the two.
My name will be written in fiery letters on the Champs Elysees.
I always believed that style was more important than fashion. They are rare, those who imposed their style while fashion makers are so numerous.
I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.
I find men's clothing fascinating because sometime between, say, 1930 and 1936 a handful of basic shapes were created and still prevail as a sort of scale of expression, with which every man can project his own personality and his own dignity.
I participated in the transformation of my era. I did it with clothes, which is surely less important than music, architecture, painting but whatever it's worth I did it.
A good model can advance fashion by ten years.