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Fashion has delighted and tormented us for as long as there have been clothes to wear. Iconic designers and culture cognoscenti have left us with as many unforgettable quotes about style as groundbreaking trends. Quotes like "I don't do fashion, I AM fashion," by Coco Chanel, or Simon Doonan's “Wear red and other women will assume that you are a predatory vixen who is out to steal their husbands and suck the blood of their children."
Even politicians recognize fashion’s power — as potential 2016 presidential candidate and pantsuit icon Hillary Clinton once remarked, “If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.” In honor of Fashion Week, we review some of the best quotes that authors have to offer on the world of fashion, from ancient Greek literature and haute-couture biographies to the pages of chick lit and YA dystopias, poetry, and pop memoirs. Read on for some truly Chanel-worthy gems.
Photo: Courtesy of Random House Publishing Group.