Focus on Fashion: Coco Chanel

Horst P. Horst, Coco Chanel, Paris, 1937

David Seidner, Tina Chow/Chanel, 1984

David Seidner, Betty Lago, Chanel, 1985

Coco Chanel was one of the world’s top couturiers. From the founding of the House of Chanel in 1909 until her death in 1971, Chanel held the title of “Chief Designer.” Famous for her cardigan suits and the perfume “Chanel No. 5,”  Chanel was credited with revolutionizing fashion with her modern, elegant, and simple designs.


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4 Responses to Focus on Fashion: Coco Chanel

  1. eiBeauty says:

    So relevant especially today with the success of shows like Mad Men. A refreshing silhouette- Love!

  2. emilyodge says:

    Beautiful. Have you seen the film Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky? It does a good job of showcasing part of Coco’s life, as well as being beautiful to watch – the outfits and interiors are stunning. I highly recommend it.

  3. arf says:

    beautiful post! thank you !

    @emilyodge yes! coco chanel and igor stravinsky is beautiful movie to get to know more and more about coco !

  4. allycat167 says:

    Such a huge fan! Have you read Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie?

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