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Fashion Quotes

Stylish Wit & Catwalk Wisdom

Patrick Mauriès, Jean-Christophe Napias


Wise and witty words from the fashionable, from Mae West to Lady Gaga, illustrated by specially commissioned drawings by Christian Lacroix – the perfect gift for fashion lovers!


From the bestselling authors of Choupette and The World According to Karl, a selection of wise words from Balzac, Oscar Wilde, Diana Vreeland, Coco Chanel, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen and more. The book pulls together the sharpest wit from the last 300 years, from 18th-century dandies to the latest kings and queens of the catwalk.

Bursting with exuberant illustrations specially created for the book by fashion designer Christian Lacroix.

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'Wonderful sartorial musings … beautifully illustrated by Christian Lacroix'
Daily Telegraph

'A must for the intelligent fashionista's dressing table'
The Lady

Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 21.5 x 14.5 cm

Extent: 160 pp

Publication date: 8 September 2016

ISBN: 9780500518953

Contents List

Foreword by Patrick Mauriès • Haute Couture • Shoes • Dogs • The Little Black Dress • The Dandy • Eros & Erotica • Eccentricity • Snobbery • Shopping and Spending

About the Author

Patrick Mauriès is a writer and publisher of many notable titles on fashion and design, including Jewelry by Chanel, A Cabinet of Rarities, The World According to Karl and Fashion Quotes to name a few, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Jean-Christophe Napias is an author, translator and editor of books on dandies, dance music and camp culture.

List of Contributors

Christian Lacroix

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