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Quotations: Fashion

When a woman ceases to alter the fashion of her hair, you guess that she has passed the crisis of her experience.
Mary Austin

I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked.
David Bailey

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.
Dave Barry

Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly.
Cecil Beaton

Fashion, which elevates the bad to the level of the good, subsqequently turns its back on bad and good alike.
Eric Bently

FASHION, n. A despot whom the wise ridicule and obey.
Ambrose Bierce

Never despise fashion. It's what we have instead of God.
Malcolm Bradbury

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
Anthony Burgess

Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin

If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.
Lord Chesterfield

As good be out of the world as out of the fashion.
Colley Cibber

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
Dante

Women's fashion is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women.
Andrea Dworkin

Humor is a drug which it's the fashion to abuse.
W S Gilbert

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
Baltasar Gracian

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
Lillian Hellman

A good model can advance fashion by ten years.
Yves Saint Laurent

Fashions fade, style is eternal.
Yves Saint Laurent

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

In childbirth, as in other human endeavors, fashions start with the rich, are then adopted by the aspirant middle class with an assist from the ever-watchful media, and may or may not eventually filter down to the poor.
Jessica Mitford

Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
Michel de Montaigne

Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better.
Margaret Oliphant

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

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.
Elsa Schiaparelli

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
George B Shaw

A truth looks freshest in the fashions of the day.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Henry David Thoreau

Fashion is something that goes in one year and out the other.
Unknown

It is new fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions.
Voltaire

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Oscar Wilde

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