Gabrielle Chanel has marked the history of fashion in delivering the woman’s body of its shackles to let him speak. Visionary, she has introduced into the female wardrobe traditionally reserved to the male clothing: pants, marinara … Missing creative in 1971 left a rich legacy that continues to be reinvented by Karl Lagerfeld to head the Artistic Director of Chanel since 1983.
The quilted bag with her gold chain got its name simply from its creation date: February 1955. This accessory become a cult object never ceases to be reinvented by Karl Lagerfeld. In jeans, tweed, sequins … the creative love transform this legendary bag according to his desires and thus gives it a modern touch.
THE BALLET bicolored
In 1957, Chanel launches beige and black two-tone sandal. A combination of colors that is not only the expression of his tastes, indeed there is an aesthetic justification. Beige lengthens the leg and the foot black tip shortcut. If Karl Lagerfeld accepts the basic Chanel house according to his inspiration, we see the model presented (the cons) it manages to retain the spirit of Coco.
The sailor-inspired outfit of late Norman fishermen work in 1910, is the key piece of fashionistas for summer 2009. Scratches become mythical and sublimated in the Spring-Summer Haute Couture 2009 collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
THE MAN COSTUME
Because for Gabrielle Chanel, fashion should be comfortable and allow the body to move freely, because it mocks the rules of propriety in his time, in 1920 it adopts trousers and man’s suit.
CHANEL N ° 5
This legendary fragrance was born in 1921. « I want a woman’s perfume woman smell », this is what Mademoiselle Chanel asked Ernest Beaux, nose when she decides to get into perfumery. Created at a time when there were as soliflore perfumes, its juice which comprises no less than 80 ingredients made revolution in perfumery. Legend says that Coco has named her perfume Chanel No. 5 because it would be the 5th sample proposed by Ernest Beaux, which pleased him. Exhibited at the MoMa in New York since the 60s, immortalized by Andy Warhol in 1968, and still number 1 worldwide perfume sales, the famous bottle is a true icon.
THE TAILOR TWEED
Inspired by his many trips to Scotland in the company of the Duke of Westminster, the tweed suit designed by Mademoiselle Chanel in 1924 a great success. Even today these cutters are much more than a classic of the brand, they convey the spirit Chanel.
THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS
In 1926, when Coco Chanel presents for the first time « the little black dress », more than the cut, it is the color usually reserved for mourning surprises and highlights the next avant-garde designer. Become an essential part, it ensures to women of any age and style, grace and elegance.
Forever and for a long time, chanel knows marvel with its different parts and also atypical ones than the others.