A woman has the age she deserves.
It is best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.
Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
In truth, women are the strong ones.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone.
Where should one use perfume?" a young woman asked. "Wherever one wants to be kissed."
A dress made right should allow one to walk, to dance, even to ride horseback.
A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period.
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.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
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.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different- life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself- a girl should be two things: who and what she wants.
One should refrain from contempt for the baser specimens of humanity, for whom liberation amounts to shaving the heads of women who have slept with Germans.
I don't care what you think about me; I don't think about you at all!
A woman with good shoes i never ugly!
The age of a woman is not important: you can be wonderful in your 20's, amazing in your 40's and stay fabulous for the rest of your life.
Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Fashion is in the sky, in the street.
Everyone marries the Duke of Westminster. There are a lot of duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel.
To achieve great things, we must first dream.
The best accessory for a woman -- handsome man!
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
Perfume heralds a woman's arrival and prolongs her departure.
A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.
Gentleness doesn't get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.
Elegance comes from being as beautiful inside as outside.
The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.
Some people pursue unhappiness because happiness is too mild a sensation.
The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.
An elegant woman should be able to do her marketing without making housewives laugh. Those who laugh are always right.
Keep your heels, head, and standards high.
As extended as you know most males are like young children, you understand all the things.
Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.
A women needs ropes and ropes of pearls.
Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
If you are sad, If you are heartbroken, make yourself up, dress up, add more lipstick and attack. Men hate women who weep.
Coquetry, it's a triumph of the spirit over the senses.
When I find a colour darker than black, I'll wear it. But until then, I'm wearing black!
Chanel is above all a style. Fashion passes, style remains.
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.
I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.
It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.
There are no ugly women, only lazy.
Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.
I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature.
I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.
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.
Fashion: a beautiful thing that becomes ugly. Art: an ugly thing that becomes beautiful.
You can be gorgeous at thirty, charmimg at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.
You live but once; you might as well be amusing.
I am no longer what I was. I will remain what I have become.
Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.
There is a time for work, and a time for love. That leaves no other time.
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
I'm for style -- fashions change too often.
Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
A woman is closest to being naked when she is well-dressed.
If my boy had perished in a Nazi compound, I could never have gone on living. I would have killed myself.
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.
I simply value Arthur Capel friendship. And even so, he knows very little about me.
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
Great loves too must be endured.
There have been several Duchesses of Westminster but there is only one Chanel!
Dress like you're going to meet your worst enemy today.
In the act of deciding what to eliminate, you place value on what's left behind.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
Winston Churchill is a dandy and a visionary. Unfortunately, in winning wars, principles are inevitably debased. That's politics.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
I like fashion to go down to the street, but I can't accept that it should originate there.
I remember confuting one of Westminster's favourite maxims, "better the devil you know than the devil you don't." In the annals of popular wisdom, this is one of the most cretinous sayings I have come across.
It is always better to be slightly underdressed.
Good manners on a man are like wearing an exquisite suit. They never go out of style.
Traveling is so complicated. There are so many people everywhere. I make my best journeys on my couch.
When putting on accessories, take off the last thing you've put on.
Wear perfume wherever you want to be kissed.
Wear perfume wherever you want to be kissed!
For a woman betrayal has no sense -- one cannot betray one's passions.
People laughed at the way I dressed, but that was the secret of my success. I didn't look like anyone.
With four pairs of shoes I can travel the world.
My friends, there are no friends.
Beauty Should Begin in the Heart and Soul, otherwise cosmetics are useless.
Caring about beauty, it is necessary to start with the heart and soul, otherwise no makeup will not help.
Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.
I have steadfastly refused to make concessions that would undermine my ideals.
I invented my life because I wasn't pleased with it.
Men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness.
My heart has always leaned towards England, and with the close friendship of Winston Churchill, the hero who brought hope to the world, I could not imagine a happier life for myself.
No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory.
A woman's education consists of two lessons: never leave the house without stocking, never go out without a hat.
There are rich people, and there are those who have money. They are not the same people.
I imposed black; it still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around.
Creativity is the art of concealing your sources.
Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!
My reason for choosing diamonds is that, dense as they are, they represent the greatest worth in the smallest volume.
One can get used to ugliness, but never to negligence.
True generosity means accepting ingratitude.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds.
Yves Saint Laurent is a young man of excellent taste; the more he copies me the more taste he displays.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
A young lady ought to be two things: tasteful and breathtaking.