The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
1. The Origin of the Little Black Dress
One of Chanel's most influential contributions to fashion is the creation of the 'Little Black Dress', also known as the LBD. In 1926, Coco Chanel introduced a simple, elegant black dress in Vogue magazine, which has since become a closet essential for many women.
2. Secret "Love Letter" Compartment
The zippered compartment on the underside of the inside flap of the Chanel 2.55 Bag is said to have been created for Coco Chanel to discreetly store her love letters.
3. The Quilted Pattern Inspiration
The quilted pattern of the Chanel handbags is inspired by horse racing. Coco Chanel loved the look of jockeys' jackets and adopted the quilting pattern in her own designs.
4. Legendary Chanel 2.55
The legendary Chanel 2.55 handbag was introduced in February 1955 and takes its name from the date of its launch. With over 60 years of history, it remains one of the most coveted and iconic luxury bags.
5. From Hat Boutique To Haute Couture
Chanel originally began as a hat boutique under the name Chanel Modes.
6. Modern Age
Karl Lagerfeld a German-born fashion designer, was the creative director of Chanel from 1983 until his death in 2019. He is credited with leading the company into the modern age and turning it into the popular brand we know today.
Chanel is a guiding star that encourages us to have the courage to upgrade not only our wardrobe, but our entire lives. In the spirit of Coco Chanel, remember: "Don't do fashion, be fashion.”