31 Incredible Diana Vreeland Quotes

31 Incredible Diana Vreeland Quotes

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Diana Vreeland, a fashion editor from the 1900′s, was most known for her work as Jackie Kennedy’s personal fashion consultant. In 1962 she joined Vogue magazine as the editor-in-chief. She died at the age of 85 in 1989.

“A Floppy Brim’ — nobody in their right mind would wear a floppy brim as it would cause exactly the disturbance that a romantic woman wouldn’t want to make.”

“Balenciaga often said that women did not have to be perfect or beautiful to wear his clothes. When they wore his clothes, they became beautiful.”

“Blue jeans are the most beautiful things since the gondola.”

“Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal.”

“Exaggeration is my only reality.”

“The future holds a golden world. It will be for beauty; it will be for intelligent productiveness.”

“How boring to copy the past — with all the magnificence of today and tomorrow.”

“I always wear my sweater back-to-front; it is so much more flattering.”

“I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.”

“I think part of my success as an editor came from never worrying about a fact, a cause, an atmosphere. It was me—projecting to the public. That was my job. I think I always had a perfectly
clear view of what was possible for the public. Give ‘em what they never knew they wanted.”

“In a Balenciaga you were the only woman in the room – no other woman existed.”

“Parents, you know, can be terrible.”

“Pink is the navy blue of India.”

“Please watch the beret taken from last season’s knitted beret of Saint Laurent taken from Bonnie & Clyde. It really is appalling and does nothing for any girl’s face.”

“Poor, darling fellow – he died of food. He was killed by the dinner table.”

“Prohibition. Insane idea. Try to keep me from taking a swallow of this tea and I’ll drink the whole pot.”

“Still, my dream in life is to come home and think of absolutely nothing. After all, you can’t think all the time.”

“Style—all who have it share one thing: originality.”

“The body must stay fit. Fit people like themselves much better.”

“The first rule that a geisha is taught, at the age of nine, is to be charming to other women…Every girl in the world should have geisha training.”

“The hottest thing in the world is to wear pants with stockings.”

“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.”

“The way to judge a good hand is that the fingers are the same size at the tip as where they come out of the hand itself.”

“There’s only one thing in life, and that’s the continual renewal of inspiration.”

“Unshined shoes are the end of civilization.”

“What do I think about the way most people dress? Most people are not something one thinks about.”

“When fashion turns over it brings in little tiny creaks and cracks. This is the fascination and that is where you have to watch every step.”

“Where Chanel came from in France is anyone’s guess. She said one thing one day and another thing the next. She was a peasant—and a genius. Peasants and geniuses are the only people who count and she was both.”

“Within every girl is the possibility of arousing emotion. Without emotion there is no beauty.”

“You don’t have to be born beautiful to be wildly attractive.”

“You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothes.”