Coco Chanel Quote
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve.”
As quoted (slightly different) in: Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets (Little, Brown, 1972) by Marcel Haedrich, p. 153: "... But it is up to you to earn the face you have at fifty"
As quoted in You've Got Style : Your Personal Guide for Relating to Others (2000) by Robert Rohm, p. 29
“I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.”
As quoted in: Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life (Penguin, 2011) by Lisa Chaney
“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.”
As quoted in Chanel : A Woman of Her Own (1991) by Axel Madsen, p. 124
Born: August 19, 1883
Died: January 10, 1971 (aged 87)
Bio: Gabrielle Coco Bonheur Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She was the only fashion designer to be named on Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.
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“We sacrifice to dress, till household joys And comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry, And keeps our larder clean; puts out our fires, And introduces hunger, frost and woe, Where peace and hospitality might reign. Dress changes the manners.”