Yves Saint-Laurent Quotes Page 2


Best 48 Quotes by Yves Saint-Laurent – Page 2 of 2

“If men wanted to look good in a skirt, they would need the body of an African. And the colour. A skirt with white, skinny legs. Horrible!”

“Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?”

“It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion.”

“Le plus beau vêtement qui puisse habiller une femme, ce sont les bras de l'homme qu'elle aime.”

“My classmates could see I was not similar. So they made me their scapegoat. They hit me or locked me in the toilets. During the break, I would take refuge in the chapel, or I would arrange to stay alone in the classroom.”

“My favorite thing is a black sweater and skirt, which you can wear all the time by changing the accessories.”

“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”

“Poiret made clothes for individual customers, but I wouldn't like to make a dress just for its own sake.”

“Rien n'est plus beau qu'un corps nu. Le plus beau vêtement qui puisse habiller une femme ce sont les bras de l'homme qu'elle aime. Mais, pour celles qui n'ont pas eu la chance de trouver ce bonheur, je suis là.”

“Seeing Cubism paintings at the Beaubourg makes me very happy and, also, old films.”

“The big difference between couture and ready-to-wear is not design. It is the fabrics, the handwork, and the fittings. The act of creation is the same.”

“The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven't had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.”

“The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”

“We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.”

“When I look at the five thousand garments and then all this music hall work, I ask myself how I could have done it all. I was a phenomenon!”

“When I was young in the 1960s, all the world watched the youth. Everywhere was the sensation of wanting to break the chains but to do something beautiful. It is my privilege to have beauty always near me.”

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