Up Your Fashion Quotient With 9 Brilliant Quotes from Christian Dior

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Earlier this year, Christian Dior shares saw a spike at the end of April as LVMH announced a takeover bid that will have French billionaire Bernard Arnault taking full control of the luxury brand. At approximately US$13.2 billion, the deal is said to be among his biggest transactions yet, according to a joint statement to the press by Christian Dior and LVMH.

Takeover bids and organization overhauls aside, the late Christian Dior was something of a legend. His legacy remains in his namesake brand, now among the world’s most significant fashion houses. Granted, the man needs no introduction, but lesser known are some of his more interesting sayings:

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#1 CHASE YOUR DREAMS

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

#2 ON THE EFFORTLESS MAGIC OF DRESSES

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

#3 ON TRUE ELEGANCE

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

#4 BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK

“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.”

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#5 AROMATIC REVELATIONS

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

#6 MONEY CAN’T BUY YOU STYLE

“It is not money that makes you well dressed – it is understanding.”

#7 HUNGER FOR LIFE

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

#8 THE ART OF SEDUCTION

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

#9 A ROMANTIC AT HEART

“Make me a fragrance that smells like love.”

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