Third and last episode (yes, like in Star Wars). If you've lost my previous posts about fashion quotes, and maybe you're looking for fashion aphorisms by actual fashion designers, then go here and here.
These ones come instead from great personalities of the Past: poets, moralists, politicians - and a king (SIC)! Some may seem out of the fashion contest, anyway are very helpful to define beauty.
Only great minds can afford a simple style, Stendhal.
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love, J. W. Goethe.
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things, Jean Cocteau.
Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself, Samuel Butler.
Where no one are beaux, 'tis vain to be a belle, George Lyttelton.
All changed, changed utterly: a terrible beauty is born, W. B.Yeats.
The novelties of one generation are only the resuscitated fashions of the generation before last, George Bernard Shaw.
Gold! gold! gold! gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold!, Thomas Hood.
Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
The secret of fashion is to surprise and never to disappoint, Edward George Bulwer-Lytton.
The instability of our tastes is the occasion of the irregularity of our lives, Stanislaus Leszczynski.
Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear, Oscar Wilde.