Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand.

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A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.

Those who create are rare, those who cannot are numerous. Therefore the latter are stronger.

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.

It is always better to be slightly underdressed.

Since everything is in our heads we had better not lose them.

Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes boredom remains.

Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem the most important problem is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous.

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite which I would like.

Great loves too must be endured.

A woman has the age she deserves.

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

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.

As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man not to yourself and you die of boredom.

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

Gentleness doesn't get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.

Fashion fades only style remains the same.

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.

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

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.

My friends there are no friends.

I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.

Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.

There have been several Duchesses of Westminster but there is only one Chanel!

Don't spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door.

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!

I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.

Luxury must be comfortable otherwise it is not luxury.

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

Fashion is made to become unfashionable.

Elegance is refusal.

Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman there is no dress.

A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.

Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.

There are people who have money and people who are rich.

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.