Elegance must be the right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity. Outside this, believe me, there is no elegance. Only pretension.

— Christian Dior

The most memorable Christian Dior quotes that are guaranted to improve your brain

Individuality will always be one of the conditions of real elegance


Simplicity, good taste and grooming are the three fundamentals of good dressing and these do not cost money.


After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.


Deep in every heart slumbers a dream and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess


A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.


Real elegance is everywhere, especially in the things that don't show.


By being natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them.


Real woman should be capricious.


It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding.


Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.


There is no such thing as an ugly woman - there are only the ones who do not know how to make themselves attractive.


Long after one has forgotten what a woman wore, the memory of her perfume lingers.


About Christian Dior

Quotes 55 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Designer
Birthday October 16

You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes.

Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.


A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.


Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.


Perfume is the indispensable complement to the personality of women, the finishing touch on a dress.


Grooming is the secret of real elegance.

The best clothes, the most wonderful jewels, the most glamorous beauty don't count without good grooming.


It is unforgiveable to do what one doesn't love especially if one succeeds.


Black and white might be sufficient. But why deprive yourself of color.


Perfume is a mark of female identity and the final touch of her style


Make me a fragrance that smells like love


There is certainly a red for everyone.


Midnight blue is the only color that can ever compete with black.


Everything I know, see or hear, every part of my life is transformed into dresses. They are my daydreams, but they have passed from dreamland into the world of everyday items to wear.


The less you can afford for your frocks, the more care you must take with your accessories


My weakness ... is architecture. I think of my work as ephemeral architecture, dedicated to the beauty of the female body.


Colour is what gives jewels their worth.

They light up and enhance the face. Nothing is more elegant than a black skirt and sweater worn with a sparkling multi-stoned necklace.


Every bite you eat stays in mouth for two minutes, for two hours in stomach and for two month on hips.


On vacation, you can wear all the colorful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant.


You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes.


No elegant woman follows fashion slavishly.


I had the luck at 18 to become assistant to Christian Dior, and to succeed him at 21 and to meet with success from my first collection in 1958. That will be 44 years in a few days. Above all it was Christian Dior who was my master and who was the first to reveal the secrets and mysteries of haute couture.


In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, the inimitable.


Bright reds - scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry - are very cheerful and youthful. There is certainly a red for everyone.


Of the women in my childhood, I retain above all the memory of their perfumes, perfumes that lingered - filling the lift with fragrance long after they had gone.


My dream is to save them from nature.


The detail is as important as the essential is. When it is inadequate, it destroys the whole outfit.


No fashion is ever a success unless it is used as a form of seduction.


The only queen I ever dressed was Eva Perón.


My dream? To make women happier and more beautiful.


Without proper foundations, there can be no fashion.


If you have hooked legs, wear big decolte.


Black is the most slimming of all Colors.

It is the most flattering. You can wear black at any Time. You can wear it at any age. You can wear it for almost any occasion. I could write a book about black.


I wanted to be considered a good craftsman.

I wanted my dresses to be constructed like buildings, molded to the curves of the female form, stylizing its shape.


Women are most fascinating between the ages of thirty-five and forty, after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass forty, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.


There is never too much care when choosing shoes.

Many women consider themselves important but the real evidence of that is on their legs.


I create so that each and every woman is the most beautiful


Deep in every heart slumbers a dream


You can wear black in any moment of the day, no matter your age.

You can wear black with almost any occasion. A black dress is essential for every woman.