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