Designer Coco Chanel offered up no shortage of brilliant insights throughout her life—every woman with even a mild interest in style is likely familiar with her adage that you should remove one item from your look before you leave the house.
As editors who have obsessed over many aspects of the iconic designer's life, we found one quote we think might just be her best ever. It embodies her entire approach to fashion—which definitely isn't "just" about clothing and style, it turns out. Chanel saw fashion as a way for women to embody so much more.
Scroll down to find out what she said, and click through the gallery below to shop some amazing vintage Chanel pieces now!
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