Coco Chanel was a woman of many wise words—her influential quotes could fill an entire book. Much like her forward-thinking designs, the French style icon’s prolific sayings continue to inspire the way people think and dress today. The proof is all right here.
As certified Francophiles, we seek any excuse to discuss the merits of the French, particularly their inimitably chic women. This time around, we’re honoring Bastille Day—which is tomorrow, should you care to stock up on brie and rose—with a roundup of the country’s most inspiring madames and mademoiselles.