These are the beautiful people, who, befitting their rank as gods and goddesses of a powerful modern mythology, lead beautiful lives in beautiful houses, attired in beautiful clothes and, ostensibly, thinking only beautiful thoughts.
Clothes make the man.
Legs are staple articles and will never go out of fashion while the world lasts.
Better go to heaven in rags than to hell in embroidery.
Where’s the man could ease a heart, like a satin gown?
Tis the same to him who wears a shoe, as if the whole earth were covered with leather.
The wasting moth ne’er spoiled my best array; the cause was this, I wore it every day.
When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express’d in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man, And they in France of the best rank and station Are of a most select and generous chief in that. (Hamlet)
The fashion wears out more apparel than the man. (Much Ado About Nothing)