Coco Chanel Quotes

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel popularly known as “Coco Chanel” was born on August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France. Coco Chanel was a leading French modernist designer, whose patterns of simplicity and style revolutionised women’s clothing. She was a successful business woman and the founder of the Chanel brand.

Her elegant casual designs inspired women of fashion to abandon the complicated, uncomfortable clothes—such as petticoats and corsets—that were prevalent in 19th-century dress. She was the only designer to be listed in the Times 100 most influential people of the Twentieth Century.

Coco Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing to jewellery, handbags, and fragrance. It would be impossible to dispute the claim that Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel is the most famous designer in history.

Below, we have compiled over 60 Coco Chanel quotes about fashion, life and beauty.

Inspiring Coco Chanel Fashion & Beauty Quotes

    1. “Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”― Coco Chanel
    2. “Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.”― Coco Chanel
    3. “There is nothing worse than solitude. Solitude can help a man realize himself; but it destroys a woman”― Coco Chanel
    4. “Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.”― Coco Chanel
    5. “When I find a colour darker than black, I’ll wear it. But until then, I’m wearing black!”― Coco Chanel
    6. “For a woman betrayal has no sense – one cannot betray one’s passions.”― Coco Chanel
    7. “Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today.”― Coco Chanel
    8. “No matter the age, a woman who is unloved is lost – unloved she might as well die.”― Coco Chanel
    9. “to achieve great things, we must first dream”― Coco Chanel
    10. “nothing makes a woman look older than obvious expensiveness, ornateness, complication”― coco chanel
    11. Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.― Coco Chanel
    12. “I was the one who changed, it wasn’t fashion. I was the one who was in fashion.”― Coco Chanel
    13. Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.― Coco Chanel
    14. “Women hide their imperfections instead of accepting them as an added charm.”― Coco Chanel
    15. “Don’t be like the rest of them, darling.”― Coco Chanel
    16. “A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion”― Coco Chanel
    17. “I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.”― Coco Chanel
    18. “Be classy. Anything but trashy.”― Coco Chanel
    19. “There are people who have money and people who are rich.”― Coco Chanel
    20. “Only those with no memory insist on their originality.”― Coco Chanel
    21. “I wanted to give a woman comfortable clothes that would flow with her body. A woman is closest to being nak*ed when she is well-dressed.”― Coco Chanel
    22. “The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.”― Coco Chanel
    23. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel
    24. “Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!” – Coco Chanel
    25. “You live but once; you might as well be amusing.” – Coco Chanel
    26. “Fashion fades. Only style remains the same.” – Coco Chanel
    27. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”― Coco Chanel
    28. “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”― Coco Chanel
    29. “I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.”― Coco Chanel
    30. “My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.”― Coco Chanel
    31. “Where should one use perfume?” a young woman asked. “Wherever one wants to be kissed.”― Coco Chanel
    32. “Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”― Coco Chanel
    33. “Elegance is refusal.”― Coco Chanel
    34. “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”― Coco Chanel
    35. “There is nothing more comfortable than a caterpillar and nothing more made for love than a butterfly. We need dresses that crawl and dresses that fly. Fashion is at once a captapillar and a butterfly, caterpillar by day, butterfly by night”― Coco Chanel
    36. “Women have always been the strong ones of the world.”― Coco Chanel
    37. “Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.”― Coco Chanel
    38. “Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics”― Coco Chanel
    39. “If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack. Men hate women who weep.”― Coco Chanel
    40. “Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.”― Coco Chanel
    41. “Never a button without a buttonhole.”― Coco Chanel
    42. “If a man talks bad about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman.”― Coco Chanel
    43. “It is unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.”― Coco Chanel
    44. “Costume jewelry is not made to give women an aura of wealth, but to make them beautiful”― Coco Chanel
    45. “A woman’s education consists of two lessons: never leave the house without stocking, never go out without a hat.”― Coco Chanel
    46. “Coquetry, it’s a triumph of the spirit over the senses.”― Coco Chanel
    47. “Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”― Coco Chanel
    48. “I imposed black; it still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around”
      ― Coco Chanel
    49. “Everyone marries the Duke of Westminster. There are a lot of duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel.”
      ― Coco Chanel
    50. “Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds.”― Coco Chanel
    51. “A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.”― Coco Chanel
    52. “Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”
      ― Coco Chanel
    53. “A beautiful dress may look beautiful on a hanger, but that means nothing. It must be seen on the shoulders, with the movement of the arms, the legs, and the waist.”― Coco Chanel
    54. “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”― Coco Chanel
    55. “The best things in life are free. The second best are very, very expensive.” – Coco Chanel
    56. “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.” – Coco Chanel
    57. “Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.” – Coco Chanel
    58. “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”― Coco Chanel
    59. “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”― Coco Chanel
    60. “If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”― Coco Chanel
    61. “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”― Coco Chanel
    62. “I don’t do fashion, I AM fashion.”― Coco Chanel
    63. “I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”― Coco Chanel
    64. “You can be gorgeous at thirty, charmimg at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.”
      ― Coco Chanel
    65. “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”― Coco Chanel