I’m very much down to earth, just not this earth.
In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish.
Stuff your brain with knowledge.
Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests
Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.
I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way. That, to me, is what is modern.
The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new.
Fashion is about going ahead, not about memory.
Fashion is about two things: the evolution and the opposite.
I had an interview once with some German journalist—some horrible, ugly woman. It was in the early days after the communists—maybe a week after—and she wore a yellow sweater that was kind of see-through. She had huge tits and a huge black bra, and she said to me, ‘It’s impolite; remove your glasses.’ I said, ‘Do I ask you to remove your bra?
I would like to be a one-man multinational fashion phenomenon.
Chanel is an institution, and you have to treat an institution like a whore – and then you get something out of her
Fashion does not have to prove that it is serious. It is the proof that intelligent frivolity can be something creative and positive
The French say you get hungry when you’re eating, and I get inspired when I’m working. It’s my engine
For me, Chanel is like music. There are certain notes and you have to make another tune with them
Success nullifies. You then have to do it again, preferably differently
What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
There have been several Duchesses of Westminster but there is only one Chanel!
You can't explain Chanel. It's a verb.
The Chanel woman is slender, sophisticated and chic.