Fashion Quotes: Stylish Wit and Catwalk Wisdom
Whether you call it an adornment, style, fad, look, trend, or even mania; the way one dresses fits a certain fashion, and now there is a book with a collection of fashion quotes by many trendsetter personalities in and out of the design world. Questioning the meaning of fashion, Lord Chesterfield quips that if you are not in fashion, you are nobody. Audrey Hepburn loudly comments on the significance of style to be the outward expression of personality. Divided into seven sections, remarks from societies hoi polloi fill the pages regarding topics such as artifice, taste, hair, heels, cleavage, and of course the folly of spending. Smile over the cutting wit of Oscar Wilde, observances by Lady Gaga, flippant comments by Diana Vreeland, asides by Balzac and Chaucer, and the more trenchant opinions of various couturiers. The layout style of the book deserves commendation; the myriad brief quotes are cleanly printed on snow white pages facing the sparkling illustrations, mostly in crisp red and black, that animate the content. Clearly the design of the book cover, which resembles a valentine card, and the colorful contents themselves make their own fashion statement. Mary Quant’s assertion that fashion should be a game best summarizes this playful publication.
Thames & Hudson
Patrick Mauries, Jean-Christophe Napias, and Christian Lacroix