15 Coco Chanel Quotes To Live By (Plus Celebs Rocking The Iconic Brand)

Coco Chanel

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Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, otherwise known as “Coco Chanel,” wasn’t just a French designer; she was timeless style personified. Throughout her 87 years of life, the ambitious forward thinker was known for creating garments that embodied both elegance and femininity. Beyond that, she had a knack for always speaking her mind and left us with countless pieces of advice for both fashion and life.

In honor of her birthday, click through to read 15 of our favorite Coco Chanel quotes and see some of today’s A-list celebs in the iconic brand.

Joan Smalls (2014 Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner)

Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artist Dinner - Arrivals

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“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”

Emma Stone (2014 “The Amazing Spiderman 2 Germany Premiere)

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“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.”

Lupita Nyong’o (2014 MTV Movie Awards)

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“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

Rihanna (2013 Paris Fashion Week- Chanel F/W ’14 Couture Show)

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“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”

Milla Jovovich (2013 GLAAD Media Awards)

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“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

Anne Hathaway (2013 Golden Globes)

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“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”

Emilia Clarke (2012 Emmy Awards)

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“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.”

Keira Knightley (2012 “Anna Karenina” UK Premiere)

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“Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!” 

Diane Kruger (2012-Chanel’s ‘Bijoux De Diamants’ Anniversary)

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“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.”

Blake Lively (2014 Cannes Film Festival)

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“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

Madonna (2008 Cannes Film Festival)

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“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.”

Rose Byrne (2012 Fun Fearless Awards)

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“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”

Uma Thurman (2011 amFar Gala)

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“If a man talks bad about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman.”

Lady Gaga (2011 Opening of ‘Gaga’s Workshop’ at Barneys)

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“There is time for work, and time for love. That leaves no other time.”

Kerry Washington (2009 Cannes Film Festival)

Kerry Washington
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“A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs.”


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