Coco Chanel

On herself:

“I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.”

On fashion:

"Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.”

"Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.”

"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”

"Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”

Other quotes:

"He who does not enjoy his own company is usually right.”

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

"A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion."

"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions."

"Fashion has become a joke. The designers have forgotten that there are women inside the dresses. Most women dress for men and want to be admired. But they must also be able to move, to get into a car without bursting their seams! Clothes must have a natural shape."

"'Where should one use perfume?' a young woman asked. 'Wherever one wants to be kissed,' I said."

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