> Topic Index > F - Topics > Fashion Quotes

Fashion Quotes


These are some of the best 'Fashion' quotations and sayings.

Pages: 123Next

"The tradition of the new." Yesterday's avant-gard-experiment is today's chic and tomorrow's cliche.

A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.

A fashionable woman is always in love - with herself.

A fop of fashion is the mercer's friend, the tailor's fool, and his own foe.

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry, and a hundred in dress.

A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.

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.

A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed.

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

Avoid singularity. - There may often be less vanity in following the new modes, than in adhering to the old ones. - It is true that the foolish invent them, but the wise may conform to, instead of contradicting them.

Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.

Be not too early in the fashion, nor too long out of it; nor at any time in the extremes of it.

Cast an eye on the gay and fashionable world, and what see we for the most part, but a set of querulous, emaciated, fluttering fantastical beings, worn out in the keen pursuit of pleasure - creatures that know, own, condemn, deplore, and yet pursue their own infelicity? The decayed monuments of error! The thin remains of what is called delight!

Change of fashions is the tax which industry imposes on the vanity of the rich.

Conformism is so hot on the heels of the mass-produced avant-garde that the 'ins' and the 'outs' change places with the speed of mach 3.

Custom is the law of one description of fools, and fashion of another; but the two parties often clash, for precedent is the legislator of the first, and novelty of the last.

Even knowledge has to be in fashion and where it is not it is wise to affect ignorance.

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.

Fashion condemns us to many follies; the greatest is to make oneself its slave.

Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.


Pages: 123Next