Jean Cocteau Quote

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.


As quoted in New York World Telegram & Sun (21 August 1960); also in Threads: My Life Behind the Seams in the High-Stakes World of Fashion (2004) by Joseph Abboud, p. 79

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

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

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

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