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Change of fashions is the tax which industry imposes on the vanity of the rich
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new
Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time
Avoid singularity. There may often be less vanity in following the new modes than in adhering to the old ones. It is true that the foolish invent them, but the wise may conform to, instead of contradicting, them
The fashion wears out more apparel than the man
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions
Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom
A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic
Your women of fashion ceases to be a woman. She is neither mother, nor wife, nor lover. She is, medically speaking, sex on the brain
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse
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