Sunday, 25 July 2010

What Coco said about Elegance...

 Gabrielle Chanel by Cecil Beaton (1937)

 What Coco said about Elegance:

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

"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."

"Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress."

"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."

"Elegance is refusal."

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

"Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress."

"Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity."

"It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your 



  1. " is the opposite of vulgarity" seems the world has forgotten this ....
    mass marketing, production and bottom lines have all but destroyed fashion, let alone the elegance of fashion -
    Bravo for Mademoiselle Perle !
    Andrea Gutierrez

  2. C'est bien d'avoir fait cette sélection de citations de Coco Chanel qui montre comme tout est simple et maîtrisé dans l'élégance.
    Merci ça m'a fait du bien de lire ça.