Is it in the way you dress, the way you look, walk and move? Or, is it the way you wear your attitude and your perfume? What does elegance mean to the world of fashion?
Elegance, surely, is a thing of beauty. It defines the beauty of simplicity with a touch of style and neatness and more. According to dictionary, elegance is all about the “quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance and manner; the quality of being pleasingly ingenious and simple”.
Elegance lies in many graceful and beautiful things. Also, in blissful and peaceful things.
“Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth. This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony,” says Paulo Coelho.
Different people have different views on it. Today, elegance is finely woven into beauty and fashion statements.
And the world has seen the evolution of elegance in the beauty and fashion industry, each to his or her own. And there are several interesting takes as the mind of gentleness and creativity unfolds to the world with boldness and honesty.
Well, let’s take a look at the views of big names in the fashion world. What elegance means to them.
Coco Chanel: Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress… Simplicity is the key note of all true elegance.
Yves Saint Laurent: We must never confuse elegance with snoberry.
Donatella Versace: Elegance is always in style for men.There are different kinds of elegance. It can be silk, it can be a T-shirt.
Giorgio Armani: Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered.
Christian Dior: Nothing is more elegant than a black skirt and sweater worn with sparkling multi-stoned necklace.
Kareena Kapoor Khan: It’s unarguable that the right shoes can really add elegance to an outfit and to the person who’s wearing them.
Audrey Hepburn: Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.
Karl Lagerfeld: Elegance has nothing to do with fashion.
Valentino Garavani: Elegance is the balance between proportion, emotion and surprise.
Alice Temperly: I think fashion can always date, but I think if a woman has elegance she does not date.
While, we can keep adding to the list, the quotes inspire and open up a world of different perspectives on elegance, a beautiful word.