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19 Times Designers Inspired Us With These Fashion Quotes

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Fashion designers not only inspire our wardrobes and style, or determine what fashion should look like depending on current affairs, but they have also been the forces behind some of the most fashionably inspiring and uplifting words to live AND dress by. According to each designer, it's not about what you wear, or the label, it really is about who you are and about how style always comes from within.
We’ve rounded up our 19 favorite quotes from these designers that might just put a spring in your step today!

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Coco Chanel

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

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Vera Wang

“Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way.”

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Zac Posen

“Taking sartorial risks and not following other people is what makes you stand out.”

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Alexander McQueen

“I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.”

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Elsa Schiaparelli

"In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous."

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Christian Louboutin

"Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.”

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Alber Elbaz

"Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world—an emotion.”

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Azzedine Alaïa

"I make clothes, women make fashion."

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Yves Saint Laurent

"Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who's wearing it."

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Nicolas Ghesquière

"As a woman gets older, it's more about style than fashion. A woman knowing herself more and more, and looking for new things, is getting into her own personal style, being more than just a fashion addict. I'm interested in that."

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Jeremy Scott

"I think the fashion is super serious and humor is suspect and people don't always know how to approach it. Sometimes people have questioned whether I was making fun of the industry or just at myself. I'm just trying to raise a smile. Clothes aren't meant to be worshipped at a church altar. I have a different approach to most designers."

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Roger Vivier

"To wear dreams on one's feet is to begin to give a reality to one's dreams."

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Karl Lagerfeld

"Luxury is the ease of a T-shirt in a very expensive dress."

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Oscar de la Renta

"Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself."

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Giorgio Armani

"Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered."

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Marc Jacobs

“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.”

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Ralph Lauren

“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.”

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Miuccia Prada

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”

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Alexander Wang

"Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing."

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