Short story of Coco Chanel
Before I share 10 famous fashion quotes by Chanel, I will tell a short story about her.
Coco Chanel is one of my favourite fashion designers since I got my first Chanel perfume when I was a teenager, the Chanel no.19. Chanel no. 5, the classic one, followed soon. Since that time, I read a lot about her life and work. Coco Chanel is an icon and a very good example of a real go-getter. She never gave up, not even during the setbacks in her life. She created a fashion imperium which still has a major influence today.
Her way of life and engaging personality inspires me. She shocked the world in the 20s of the last century when she designed fashion so that women had no longer to wear a corset. She said goodbye to the Victorian years of corsets. She started with a hat shop at Boulevard and then she moved to the Rue Cambon. She fell in love with Boy Chapel, who helped her with her business and an appartement to live.
Coco Chanel”s history in a glance. There are so many movies and books published about her life. I am reading now The Secret of Chanel no.5 by Tilar Mazzeo. I can highly recommend the documentary of Signe Chanel to see how they work at the ateliers at the Rue Cambon in Paris.
10 Famous Fashion quotes by Chanel
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
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 is made to become unfashionable.
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
Elegance is refusal.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
It is always better to be slightly underdressed.
Which quote do you love the most?