A person who sees only fashion in fashion is a fool.

- Honoré de Balzac, 1830

Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.

- John Berger, 1972

Fashion, n. A despot whom the wise ridicule and obey.

- Ambrose Bierce, 1911

From the cradle to the coffin, underwear comes first.

- Bertolt Brecht, 1928

Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

- Ecclesiastes, c. 250 BC

To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.

- Jean Genet, 1949

Style is the image of character.

- Edward Gibbon, c. 1789

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.

- Yves Saint Laurent, 1978

It costs a lot to make a person look this cheap. 

- Dolly Parton, 1994

Had Cleopatra’s nose been shorter, the whole face of the world would have changed.

- Blaise Pascal, 1658

As bad a dresser as I am, anything beats being judged by my character.

- David Sedaris, 1997

To call a fashion wearable is the kiss of death. No new fashion worth its salt is ever wearable.

- Eugenia Sheppard, 1960

Think rich. Look poor.

- Andy Warhol, 1975