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The pursuit of Fashion is the attempt of the middle class to co-opt tragedy. In adopting the clothing, speech, and personal habits of those in straitened, dangerous, or pitiful circumstances, the middle class seeks to have what it feels to be the exigent and nonequivocal experiences had by those it emulates.

Author: David Mamet (1947)

Profession: American Playwright

Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely shaped flames of the fire, the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place.

Author: Paul De Man (1919-1983)

Profession: Belgian-born American Literary Critic

Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding.

Author: Queen Maria


High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.

Author: Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

Profession: American Novelist, Journalist, Poet

If one considers how much reason every person has for anxiety and timid self-concealment, and how three-quarters of his energy and goodwill can be paralyzed and made unfruitful by it, one has to be very grateful to fashion, insofar as it sets that three-quarters free and communicates self-confidence and mutual cheerful agreeableness to those who know they are subject to its law.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

I who have been involved with all styles of painting can assure you that the only things that fluctuate are the waves of fashion which carry the snobs and speculators; the number of true connoisseurs remains more or less the same.

Author: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Profession: Spanish Artist

In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes.

Author: Cole Porter (1893-1964)

Profession: American Composer, Lyricist

Fashion is a tyrant from which there is no deliverance; all must conform to its whimsical.

Author: French Proverb

Profession: Sayings of French Origin

Fashion is more powerful than any tyrant.

Author: Latin Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Latin Origin

I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.

Author: Gilda Radner (1946-1989)

Profession: American Comedienne

It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion.

Author: Yves Saint-Laurent (1936)

Profession: Algerian-Born French Fashion Designer

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet

Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by trinkets, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt.

Author: Elsa Schiaparelli (1896-1973)

Profession: Italian Fashion Designer

No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.

Author: Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805)

Profession: German Dramatist, Poet, Historian

Fashion wears out more clothes than the man.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor