Quotes by Coco Chanel
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Wikipedia Summary for Coco Chanel
Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel ( SHA-nəll; 19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. The founder and namesake of the Chanel brand, she was credited in the post-World War I era with popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style, replacing the "corseted silhouette" that was dominant beforehand. She is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing, realizing her design aesthetic in jewellery, handbags, and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5, has become an iconic product, and Chanel herself designed her famed interlocked-CC monogram, which has been in use since the 1920s.
Rumors arose about Chanel's activities during the German occupation of France during World War II, and she was criticized for being too close to the German occupiers to boost her professional career: One of Chanel's liaisons was with a German diplomat, Baron (Freiherr) Hans Günther von Dincklage. After the war, Chanel was interrogated about her relationship with von Dincklage, but she was not charged as a collaborator due to intervention by Churchill. After several post-war years in Switzerland, she returned to Paris and revived her fashion house. In 2011, Hal Vaughan published a book about Chanel based on newly declassified documents, revealing that she had collaborated directly with the Nazi intelligence service, the Sicherheitsdienst. One plan in late 1943 was for her to carry an SS peace overture to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to end the war.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different- life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself- a girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little -- if only out of politeness. 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.
Wear perfume wherever you want to be kissed.
Wear perfume wherever you want to be kissed!
Winston Churchill is a dandy and a visionary. Unfortunately, in winning wars, principles are inevitably debased. That's politics.
Traveling is so complicated. There are so many people everywhere. I make my best journeys on my couch.
An elegant woman should be able to do her marketing without making housewives laugh. Those who laugh are always right.
My heart has always leaned towards England, and with the close friendship of Winston Churchill, the hero who brought hope to the world, I could not imagine a happier life for myself.
A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period.
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.
If my boy had perished in a Nazi compound, I could never have gone on living. I would have killed myself.
The age of a woman is not important: you can be wonderful in your 20's, amazing in your 40's and stay fabulous for the rest of your life.
People laughed at the way I dressed, but that was the secret of my success. I didn't look like anyone.
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 have never seen women with shoulders on their backs.
After a fashion, they did, mingling the sale of perfumes with anti-Nazi propaganda. In the event, my tirelessly publicised determination to wrest back control of the business neutralised most of the adverse repercussions on me from an unwilling association with their propaganda.
I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature.
I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.
One should refrain from contempt for the baser specimens of humanity, for whom liberation amounts to shaving the heads of women who have slept with Germans.
A woman's education consists of two lessons: never leave the house without stocking, never go out without a hat.
I remember confuting one of Westminster's favourite maxims, better the devil you know than the devil you don't. In the annals of popular wisdom, this is one of the most cretinous sayings I have come across.
Yves Saint Laurent is a young man of excellent taste; the more he copies me the more taste he displays.
A beautiful dress may look beautiful on a hanger, but that means nothing. It must be seen on the shoulders, with the movement of the arms, the legs, and the waist.
I wanted to give a woman comfortable clothes that would flow with her body. A woman is closest to being naked when she is well-dressed.
It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.
It's not the appearance, it's the essence. It's not the money, it's the education. It's not the clothes, it's the class.
If you are sad, If you are heartbroken, make yourself up, dress up, add more lipstick and attack. Men hate women who weep.
Caring about beauty, it is necessary to start with the heart and soul, otherwise no makeup will not help.
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 not something that exists in dresses only.
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.
My reason for choosing diamonds is that, dense as they are, they represent the greatest worth in the smallest volume.
Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.
I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.
Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.
Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous.
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