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Quotations From COCO CHANEL

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  • 1.
    Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck.
    Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French couturière. Quoted in Marcel Haedrich, Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets, ch. 21 (1971).
  • 2.
    One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
    Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French couturière. Quoted in Marcel Haedrich, Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets, ch. 21 (1971).

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  • 3.
    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.
    Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French couturière. Quoted in Marcel Haedrich, Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets, ch. 21 (1971).
  • 4.
    Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
    Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French couturière. Quoted in Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets, ch. 21, Marcel Haedrich (1971).
  • 5.
    There have been several Duchesses of Westminster—but there is only one Chanel!
    Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French fashion designer. As quoted in Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage, vol. 2, by William C. Young (1975). Chanel, who never married, said this to the Duke of Westminster when he proposed.
  • 6.
    Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
    Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French couturière. Life (New York, Aug. 19, 1957).
  • 7.
    Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
    Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French couturière. Quoted in Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets, ch. 21, Marcel Haedrich (1971).
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