Fashion can be argued to be a definitive characteristic of creativity that is both visual and universal. Defining someone’s choice of dress as fashionable is not the same thing as being well dressed. In fact, they are steps that come shortly after the other, but you should understand there is a key difference between the two. If you would like to read more about this, clear here (article discussing Gucci) or here (article discussing Moschino).
I have brought together a list of famous quotes from inspiring fashion figures that you should always keep in mind, whether you are trying to be fashionable or simply well dressed. Note that you should probably not live by all of the following opinions—most of them are just personal statements.
“Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.” -Coco Chanel
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts go so fast. Fashion is instant language.” -Miuccia Prada
“Italians know that what matters is style, not fashion. Italian style does not have social or age boundaries.” -Stefano Gabbana
“Plus-sized women shouldn’t think of themselves as a size. They should think of themselves as women with rich goals in life. Size doesn’t mean, really, anything. You can carry your size with pride and dress in a way that you like.” -Donatella Versace
“Jeans represent democracy in fashion.” -Giorgio Armani
“There is a real vulgarity in the way women dress at the moment. They show off too much and try too hard. They don’t understand where the line is between sexy and vulgar. I know where that line is.” -Roberto Cavalli (harsh one)
“An evening dress that reveals a woman’s ankles while walking is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.” -Valentino Garavani (I’m not sure how happy he is currently…)
Article by Bianca Lazar