Coco Chanel

Milliner. Dressmaker. Fashion Designer

August 19, 1883 - January 10, 1971

August 19, 1883 - January 10, 1971

Milliner. Dressmaker. Fashion Designer


80 Greatest Quotes By Coco Chanel

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. Coco Chanel
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. Coco Chanel
I am no longer what I was. I will remain what I have become. Coco Chanel
Gentleness doesn't get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs. Coco Chanel
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance. Coco Chanel
No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory. Coco Chanel
My life didn't please me, so I created my life. Coco Chanel
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future. Coco Chanel
There are rich people, and there are those who have money. They are not the same people. Coco Chanel
To achieve great things, we must first dream. Coco Chanel
We are born with only one face, but laughing or crying, wisely or unwisely, eventually we form our own. Coco Chanel
Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. Coco Chanel
You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life. Coco Chanel
A woman does not become interesting until she is over 40. Coco Chanel
Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off. Coco Chanel
If a man talks bad about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman. Coco Chanel
The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive. Coco Chanel
Strength is built by one's failures, not by one's successes. Coco Chanel
The worse a woman feels, the better should she look. Coco Chanel
Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance! Coco Chanel
Great loves too must be endured. Coco Chanel
Nothing is more beautiful than freedom of the body. Coco Chanel
Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger. Coco Chanel
Nothing makes a woman look so old as desperately trying to look young. Coco Chanel
A woman has the age she deserves. Coco Chanel
A woman needs independence, not equality. In most cases, equality is a step down. Coco Chanel
A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life. Coco Chanel
A woman with good shoes i never ugly! Coco Chanel
People laughed at the way I dressed, but that was the secret of my success. I didn't look like anyone. Coco Chanel
Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury. Coco Chanel
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like. Coco Chanel
Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside. Coco Chanel
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. Coco Chanel
The best accessory for a woman - handsome man! Coco Chanel
Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel
Arrogance is in everything I do. It is in my gestures, the harshness of my voice, in the glow of my gaze, in my sinewy, tormented face. Coco Chanel
You live but once; you might as well be amusing. Coco Chanel
There are no ugly women, only lazy. Coco Chanel
Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds. Coco Chanel
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. Coco Chanel
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel
Fashion fades, only style remains the same. Coco Chanel
Sin can be forgiven, but stupid is forever. Coco Chanel
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. Coco Chanel
Everyday is a fashion show and the world is the runway. Coco Chanel
Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains. Coco Chanel
Keep your heel, head and standards high. Coco Chanel
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. Coco Chanel
I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird. Coco Chanel
Men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. Coco Chanel
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. Coco Chanel