Coco Chanel on Fashion and Elegance

I find quotations from famous people fascinating. I equally like to read quotations from people I think are fascinating. Here are my favorite quotes addressing fashion and elegance from a woman who was very famous and offers a fascinating legacy . . . Coco Chanel.

“Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds.”

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

“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.”

“Elegance is refusal.”

“Fashion changes, but style endures.”

“Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!”

“I don’t do fashion, I AM fashion.”

“Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.”

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

“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”