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1. "I would have never thought that I'd be doing Chanel."
Author: Alice Dellal
2. "La basura, simplemente, huele a verdad. ¿O se piensan acaso que la verdad tiene aroma a Chanel o a suavizante?"
Author: Andrés Neuman
3. "I have to be more modest now that I'm a mama, but I loved those days when I could really wear what I wanted to. I do love crazy shoes and clothes. But I mean, come on, I'm 38, so even if I like a dress of Betsey Johnson, I have to say, 'Stop it. Go for Chanel!'"
Author: Anna Netrebko
4. "I like edgy but classic looks - like Chanel mixed with Alexander McQueen. My personal style is edgier. My closet is just black, gray, and white. I'm more comfortable in darker colors and leather jackets."
Author: Ashley Benson
5. "When I go out with my 16-year-old friends, I don't wear Chanel."
Author: Bridget Hall
6. "I like Stella McCartney, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Aaron Featherstone, normal Chanel if I can ever afford it, I'd be wearing that all the time! I like to admire from afar."
Author: Brittany Snow
7. "Coco Chanel used to talk about wearing more than one string of pearls. Why wear one if you can wear two, or something to that effect. I think that one string of pearls is just fine. But that's because my pearls are black, hers were white."
Author: C. JoyBell C.
8. "Coco Chanel was always doing things with ballet, so it is a tradition clashing fashion and ballet."
Author: Carine Roitfeld
9. "If I'm feeling down in the dumps, or like I need a pop of colour, I'll put on MAC's Lipstick in Lady Danger. I discovered red lipstick when I did the Oscar season: Chanel sent me one and I realised how classic and glamorous it can be."
Author: Chloe Sevigny
10. "Towles burn. Bathroom inferno! Chanel No. 5, it burns. Oil paintings of racehorses and dead pheasants burn. The reproduction Oriental carpets burn. Evie's bad dried flower arrangements, they're these little tabletop infernos. Too cute! Evie's Katty Kathy doll, it melts, then it burns. Evie's collection of big carnival stuffed animals—Cootie, Poochie, Pam-Pam, Mr. Bunnits, Choochie, Poo Poo and Ringer—it's fun-fur holocaust. Too sweet. Too precious."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
11. "Everyone marries the Duke of Westminster. There are a lot of duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel."
Author: Coco Chanel
12. "...for most of the ride through British Columbia we were treated to stunning scenery ranging from majestic peaks shrouded in mist to more barren vistas reminiscent of the Old West ... to churning rivers fed by waterfalls twisting down mountains like the woven tassels on the white summer Chanel bag I'd left back home. Do waterfalls ever feel unfashionable after Labor Day"
Author: Doreen Orion
13. "Chanel is everywhere. Pick up a magazine. You'll find Chanel all over it. That's the imprint that she had. I mean, she did so much."
Author: Douglas Kirkland
14. "Chanel is here forever. She changed fashion, she changed culture, and she changed how people dress."
Author: Douglas Kirkland
15. "You smell like sweat and sex…and me. It's hot. Eau de Cum kicks Chanel Number Five's ass."For a guy, there's something primordial about a woman covered in your scent – it's the most primitive way of staking your claim. Of showing every other peckerhead that a woman is very much taken. It's animalistic, sure, but that doesn't make it any less arousing."
Author: Emma Chase
16. "I love Karl Lagerfeld. I worship him. I was brought up in Paris, and my mum used to wear a lot of Chanel. I love the brand."
Author: Emma Watson
17. "I started as a model in Holland and Chanel took me to New York when I was 19, after which I decided to stay."
Author: Famke Janssen
18. "The Chanel woman is slender, sophisticated and chic."
Author: Gaspard Ulliel
19. "One of my assistants found this old German machine. It was originally used to make underwear. Like Chanel, who started with underwear fabric - jerseys - we used the machine that made underwear to make something else."
Author: Issey Miyake
20. "That scent she threw off was not anything by Chanel. Unless they'd recently added a Tragedy line."
Author: J.R. Ward
21. "Quintana's christening was in 1966, this Christian Dior show was two years later, 1968: 1966 and 1968 were a world removed from each other in the political and cultural life of the United States but they were for women who presented themselves a certain way the same time. It was a way of looking, it was a way of being. It was a period. What became of that way of looking, that way of being, that time, that period? What became of the women smoking cigarettes in their Chanel suits and their David Webb bracelets, what became of Diana holding the champagne flute and the one of Sara Mankiewicz's Minton plates? What became of Sara Mankiewicz's Minton plates?"
Author: Joan Didion
22. "Sure, I'd like to be like the House of Chanel."
Author: John Galliano
23. "I will be 60 or 70 years old still rocking my Chanel blazer with my hair all coiffed."
Author: Johnny Weir
24. "I don't wear heels. I'm all about flats from Chanel and wedges. I love my Gucci wedge boots."
Author: Jourdan Dunn
25. "Saint Laurent has excellent taste. The more he copies me, the better taste he displays. - Coco Chanel"
Author: Justine Picardie
26. "For me, Chanel is like music. There are certain notes and you have to make another tune with them"
Author: Karl Lagerfeld
27. "Respect is not creative ... Chanel is an institution, and you have to treat an institution like a whore — and then you get something out of her."
Author: Karl Lagerfeld
28. "Now I had babies confuse before. John Green Dudley, first word out a that boy's mouth was Mama and he was looking straight at me. But then pretty soon he calling everybody including hisself Mama and calling his daddy Mama too... Nobody worry bout it. Course when he start playing dress-up in his sister's Jewel Taylor twirl skirts and wearing Chanel No. 5, we all get a little concern."
Author: Kathryn Stockett
29. "My dream jobs would be Italian 'Vogue' and anything with Chanel!"
Author: Kendall Jenner
30. "She waltzes into the apartment, her Chanel handbag swinging on her arm like a weapon. Rose frightens children, pets, and even grown males with her icy eyes and chilling glares."
Author: Krista Ritchie
31. "I am totally, completely, 100% in love with fashion. I would wear Chanel gowns to the grocery store if I could. I'm a huge fan of Chanel and Versace, and I actually have always dreamed of designing my own line one day."
Author: Ksenia Solo
32. "My favorite perfumes are Bois Farine and Chanel Coromandel."
Author: Leigh Lezark
33. "I like to browse in Cartier, Chanel and Gucci and if something special grabs my eye I splash out."
Author: Lisa Snowdon
34. "When I dress up for events, I prefer Marc Jacobs and Dior. But I dream about wearing Chanel one day."
Author: Lucy Hale
35. "As she looked in the full-length mirror in her dressing room, she added a few ropes of pearls, pinned a white silk camellia, and draped the Chantilly lace shawl. In that moment, Dana thought of fashion's most enduring icon who created this elegant and alluring style, and the happy personal life that eluded her. Mademoiselle Chanel died in 1971 at the age of eighty-eight while working on her spring collection, but her passion for work did not fill the void of marriage and children. Her success was costly, but clearly the choice of an uncompromising woman determined to achieve greatness on her own. She once said, "I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird."
Author: Lynn Steward
36. "What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course"
Author: Marilyn Monroe
37. "I like Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. I have some great Balenciaga jackets and I'm shoe crazy."
Author: Melanie Laurent
38. "And here he is, letting the massive steel street door click shut behind him, standing at the top of the three iron steps that lead down to the shattered sidewalk. New York is probably, in this regard at least, the strangest city in the world, so many of its denizens living as they (we) do among the unreconstructed remnants of nineteenth-century sweatshops and tenements, the streets potholed and buckling while right over there, around the corner, is a Chanel boutique. We go shopping amid the rubble, like the world's richest, best-dressed refugees."
Author: Michael Cunningham
39. "If we address frankly what is evoked by cheese, I think it becomes clear why so little is said. So what does cheese evoke? Damp dark cellars, molds, mildews and mushrooms galore, dirty laundry and high school locker rooms, digestive processes and visceral fermentations, he-goats which do not remind of Chanel … In sum, cheese reminds of dubious, even unsavory places, both in nature and in our own organisms. And yet we love it."
Author: Michael Pollan
40. "Pannica, grasejujac, odspiewala slodko, aczkolwiek z chrypka w glosie, cos niezupelnie zrozumialego, ale sadzac po twarzach kobiet na widowni, musialo to byc cos nader necacego:-Guerlain, Mitsuko, Narcisse Noir, Chanel numer piec, suknie wieczorowe, suknie koktajlowe..."
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
41. "When I was older and I first started working, I was obsessed with buying my first Chanel jacket. I saved up my hard-earned money, went to Barneys, and bought a little black Chanel jacket. It saw many, many job interviews and many, many events. I'm not fitting into it lately, but I still have it."
Author: Nina Garcia
42. "Nearly anyone might feel like a painter walking the streets of Paris then, because the light brought it out in you, and the shadows alongside the buildings, and the bridges which seemed to want to break your heart, and the sculpturally beautiful women in Chanel's black sheath dresses, smoking and throwing back their heads to laugh. We would walk into any café and feel the wonderful chaos of it, ordering Pernod or Rhum St James until we were beautifully blurred and happy to be there together."
Author: Paula McLain
43. "On the red carpet, I need to be protected. When I wear a Chanel dress, I feel like I've earned the right to be there. And Karl Lagerfeld is so poetic, such an intelligent man. I like the way he has the power to draw attention."
Author: Rinko Kikuchi
44. "You'd never get tired of a pony. It's a classic. It's, like, the Chanel jacket of toys."
Author: Sophie Kinsella
45. "If I were a girl, I always like Chanel. It's so stylish and timeless. So I like Karl Lagerfeld a lot."
Author: Tiesto

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