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

—David Sedaris, 1997

Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

—Ecclesiastes, c. 250 BC

Style is the image of character.

—Edward Gibbon, c. 1789

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

—John Berger, 1972

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

—Eugenia Sheppard, 1960

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

—Yves Saint Laurent, 1978

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

—Ambrose Bierce, 1911

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

—Dolly Parton, 1994

From the cradle to the coffin, underwear comes first.

—Bertolt Brecht, 1928

Think rich. Look poor.

—Andy Warhol, 1975

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

—Blaise Pascal, 1658

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

—Jean Genet, 1949

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

—Oscar Wilde, 1894

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

—Honoré de Balzac, 1830