Fashion Quotes

Fashion Quotes

Stylish Wit & Catwalk Wisdom

  1. Patrick Mauriès
  2. Jean-Christophe Napias
  • ISBN 9780500518953
  • 21.50 x 14.50 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 160pp
  • illustrated throughout
  • First published 2016
‘… this book contains all the wisdom you’ll ever need on fashion, style and life in general. Use it as a pick-me-up or simply marvel at the beautiful illustrations by Christian Lacroix’ – The Pool
‘A must for the intelligent fashionista’s dressing table’ – The Lady

Wise words from the fashionable, from Mae West to Lady Gaga, illustrated by specially commissioned drawings by Christian Lacroix – the must-have gift for every fashionista and aspiring wit, or for anyone looking for the ultimate bon mots or poisonous punchline


‘Jogging pants are a sign of defeat. You’ve lost control of your life, so you go out in jogging pants’ – Karl Lagerfeld
‘Well, she wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman’ – Oscar Wilde
‘Good taste is death. Vulgarity is life’ – Mary Quant


The fashion world has long been celebrated for its scintillating salon wit. The sharpest tongues and quickest repartee have always sprung from the lips of fashion royalty. From Oscar Wilde to Miuccia Prada, fashion’s words of wisdom have become our daily bread.

Fashion Quotes presents hundreds of the snappiest quotations from over three centuries, from the society beaux of the 18th century and the literary wits of the 19th century, to the celebrity elite of the 20th century and today’s hippest twitterati.

Christian Lacroix has gilded the pages with creative inspiration, his illustrations perfectly expressing the colour and panache that we expect of fashion’s finest. The collection is divided into quotations from different spheres, including: Haute Couture, Shoes, Dogs, The Little Black Dress, The Dandy, Eros & Erotica, Eccentricity, Snobbery, and Shopping and Spending.

Patrick Mauriès is author of many notable titles on fashion and design. Jean-Christophe Napias is an author, translator and editor of books on dandies, dance music and camp culture. Christian Lacroix is a world-renowned fashion designer known for his colourful and exuberant drawing style.