Today, all of us in the fashion industry are celebrating the date of birth of a legend, a pioneer and a true original: Gabrielle Coco Chanel.
She was born 132 years ago, in Saumur, France.
Obviously, she created one of the most enduring brands in the history of fashion, but she was much more than that. She was feisty, witty and she gifted us with hundreds of perfect quotes, sometimes enlightening, sometimes hilarious, but always true.
Instead of honouring her by discussing and dissecting her many fashion achievements, that we’re all perfectly aware of, we thought we’d compile her best quotes!
Here are our favourites:
”Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.”
”A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”
”In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
”How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”
”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.”
”A girl should be two things; classy and fabulous.”
”I don’t do fashion, I am fashion.”
”Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”
”I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.”
Chanel was like our Grandma at thanksgiving dinner, she said what she wanted, what she felt and didn’t care who heard it.
Did we forget your favourite Coco quote? Let us know in the comments section!