15 Times When Fashion Icons Explain "Fashion" and "Style"

What is “fashion” and what is “style”? Would you rather be fashionable or stylish? With these 15 famous quotes from icons in fashion industry, we give you an explanation of what do fashion and style mean to them. How about you? What do fashion and style mean to you?
 
1. "Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live." —Gianni Versace
Donatella Versace and Gianni Versace at Vogue's 100th Anniversary Party, New York, 1993
Donatella Versace and Gianni Versace at Vogue's 100th Anniversary Party, New York, 1993 
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2. "Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself." —Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Bridal Fall 2019

Oscar de la Renta, Bridal Fall 2019
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3. "Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it." —Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

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 4. "Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life." —Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham The Godfather of Street Style Photography
Bill Cunningham The Godfather of Street Style Photography 
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5. "Fashions fade, style is eternal." —Yves Saint Laurent
Designer Yves Saint Laurent
Designer Yves Saint Laurent
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6. "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.” —Diana Vreeland
 Diana Vreeland
Diana Vreeland
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7. “Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.” —Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland

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8. "Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” —Vivienne Westwood

 Designer Vivienne Westwood
Designer Vivienne Westwood
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9. "Fashion is what you're offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose." —Lauren Hutton

American supermodel and actress Lauren Hutton

American supermodel and actress Lauren Hutton

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10. "Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There's no how-to road map to style. It's about self expression and, above all, attitude." —Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel

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11. "What’s my style is not your style, and I don’t see how you can define it. It’s something that expresses who you are in your own way.” —Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel

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12.  "Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." —Rachel Zoe

Designer Rachel Zoe

Designer Rachel Zoe

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 13. "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.”—Alber Elbaz

Fashion Designer Alber Elbaz

Fashion Designer Alber Elbaz

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 14. "Fashion is like eating, you shouldn't stick to the same menu." —Kenzo Takada

Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada

Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada
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15. "I don't do fashion. I am fashion." —Coco Chanel
 
 Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel
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