Quotes by Coco Chanel

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Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (August 19, 1883 January 10, 1971) was a pioneering French couturier whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her arguably the most important figure in the history of 20th-century fashion design. more

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In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone.
There is a time for work and a time for love. That leaves no other time.
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
My friends, there are no friends.
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck.
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.
Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
Why am I so determined to put the shoulder where it belongs? Women have very round shoulders that push forward slightly; this touches me and I say: One must not hide that! Then someone tells you: The shoulder is on the back. I've never seen women with shoulders on their backs.
Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it.

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