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Quotes of the Day for 11 April 2002 – Fashion

I'm not fashionable. I wear what I feel like, and I wear it until it's worn out. Fashion, at least in clothing, amuses me. But couturier Oleg Cassini was born at Paris on this day in 1913 to a Czarist aristocratic family. After failing to maintain his aristocratic lifestyle in Europe he brought his self confidence and style to America and did very well making costumes for Hollywood and Jackie Kennedy's clothes.

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The quotes:

A newspaper reported that I spent $30,000 a year buying Paris clothes and that women hate me for it. I couldn't spend that much unless I wore sable underwear.
     - Jacqueline Kennedy

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.
     - Quentin Crisp

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
     - Henry David Thoreau

Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
     - Jean Cocteau

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
     - Dante Alighieri, 1265 - 1321

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