Thursday, January 27, 2011

Some Quotes from some one who changed the world of fashion for women

a little bit from my report

Coco Chanel is best know for bringing to the world of fashion the “little black dress,” her signature cardigan jacket, and Chanel No. 5 perfume. She gave women comfort and casual elegance with her fashions: simple suits, dresses, trousers and costume jewelry.

Despite dating some of the most influential men during her time, Chanel never married. When asked about her refusal to marry the Duke of Westminster, she would reply, “there have been several Duchesses of Westminster. There is only one Chanel”. Chanel created loose fitting casual clothing made from jersey, and other materials used more typically for men’s underwear, liberating woman from corsets.

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different,” “People laughed at the way I dressed, but that was the secret of my success: I didn’t look like anyone.” Chanel

“Fashion is not simply a matter of clothes,” said Chanel. “Fashion is in the air, born upon the wind. One intuits it. It is in the sky and on the road.” Chanel

“The style is instantly familiar - those boxy jackets made from the softest tweed and edged in braid, the gilt buttons, the quilted bags. You hardly need to notice the CC logo to know that this suit or that bag is by the house of Chanel.”- Bel Mooney

“In fashion, you know you have succeeded when there is an element of upset,” Chanel.

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress,” “Dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” Chanel

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” -Chanel

“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.” -Chanel

“I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.” -Chanel

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