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

—Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Think rich. Look poor.

—Andy Warhol, 1975

From the cradle to the coffin, underwear comes first.

—Bertolt Brecht, 1928

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

—Honoré de Balzac, 1830

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

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

—David Sedaris, 1997

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

—John Berger, 1972

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

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

—Blaise Pascal, 1658

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

—Eugenia Sheppard, 1960

Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

—Ecclesiastes, c. 250 BC