Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.
— Gianni Versace
Image: Gianni Versace Adv Campaign by Herb Ritts, 1990.
I will only say now that elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity. Outside this, believe me, there is no elegance. Only pretension.
— Christian Dior
Image: The "Atout Cœur" dress from the Spring/Summer Haute Couture collection, 1955. Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier.
The dress must not hang on the body but follow its lines. It must accompany its wearer and when a woman smiles the dress must smile with her.
— Madeleine Vionnet
Image: Irene Castle in Vionnet, 1923.
In difficult times fashion is always outrageous.
— Elsa Schiaparelli
Image: The "Apollo of Versailles" cape (1938).
Hair style is the final tip-off wheter or not a woman really knows herself.
— Hubert de Givenchy
Image: Audrey Hepburn wearing a Givenchy hat, 1964.