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Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her arguably the most important figure in the history of 20th-century fashion.
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In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

Coco Chanel

Material things aside, we need no advice but approval.

Coco Chanel

Elegance is refusal.

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Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.

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How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

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Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

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Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

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There are people who have money and people who are rich.

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It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.

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Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it.

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Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.

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Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.

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When I can no longer create anything, I'll be done for.

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Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.

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Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.

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There is no fashion for the old.

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I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.

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Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

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Why am I so determined to put the shoulder where it belongs? Women have very round shoulders that push forward slightly; this touches me and I say: 'One must not hide that!' Then someone tells you: 'The shoulder is on the back'. I have never seen women with shoulders on their backs.

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There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.

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Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.

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The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

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A woman has the age she deserves.

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Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

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Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.

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