Friday, October 17, 2008

Coco Chanel

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

"As long as you know men are like children, you know everything."

"A style does not go out as long 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."

The classic 2.55

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

"I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornatess but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it."

Shirley MacLaine in "Coco Chanel"
"I don't understand how a women can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out politness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."

Barbara Bobulova and Sagamore Stévenin in "Coco Chanel"
"When accessorising, always take off the last thing you put on."


E-Rich said...

I resent that comment about men being like children. That's. . . I need to find my "Totally Spies" tape.

Super Woman said...

i love chanel....