Coco Chanel is a woman who had a religious influence on the fashion of the XX century. She follows the main principle of modern fashion – a luxury in simplicity fashion phenomenon. Gabrielle Chanel – one of the most iconic figures of the XX century. Her work formed the basis of the key areas of fashion century, and its name has become synonymous with elegance, excellence and freedom of creative genius.
Influence of Mademoiselle went far beyond the world of fashion. The years of her work coincided with the time when the representatives came to the forefront of avant-garde art world: Pablo Picasso, Paul Moran, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Diaghilev. They were her friends, and influenced her creative way, just as it is on their work.
The secret of her success
The fashion Chanel called not art, bud craft, and it is safe to say that its main achievement has been her very life, which continues to serve as an inspiration to a whole generation of designers and artists.
Little black dress
The little black dress was created by Coco Chanel in 1926 in memory of the deceased beloved. Model covered knees, as Mademoiselle believed that part of the female body very ugly. Simple semi-circular cut-out, long narrow sleeves and no unnecessary decoration, that looks perfect with red shoes – the distinctive features of legendary dress, which was called # 817.
Great Chanel different cunning and foresight: she was the first thought that the use of relatively inexpensive fabrics to create clothing, as during the First World War -quality silk or luxurious brocade were in short supply. So, Coco started using less expensive materials: tweed, boucle, jersey. Clothes from Chanel cost is much cheaper than other fashion houses, but looked much more elegant.
Today tweed jackets is the card of Chanel. They are representatives of royal families, actress, women politicians, stylists and fashion editors. From season to season, Karl Lagerfeld does not neglect the legendary jacket, trying to integrate it into the current trends. Technology for creating things remain unchanged for 50 years. Tweed jacket can also be found in contemporary fashion brands with a bold design and affordable prices.
Chanel 2.55 bag
Chanel 2.55 is bag legendary produced fashion house Chanel. In February 1955 Chanel introduced a small rectangular bag on a long chain, which was to replace the impractical handbags. The model was called 2.55 – according to the date of creation of the model (February, 1955). Initially, the bag was presented only in black, but less than a year, as there were different colored 2.55 jersey, silk and crocodile skin.
Perfume Chanel № 5
Legend Chanel № 5 was born in 1921, when at the request of Mademoiselle Chanel perfumer Ernest Beaux to create a fragrance which escapes from the usual definitions, runs counter to the conventional codes. Restraint, geometric shapes, clean lines bottle and packaging – for that time desire Coco Chanel was quite avant-garde.
The legend of this unique fragrance finally secured in 1952, when Marilyn Monroe, to a question from journalists said that at night she puts a few drops of Chanel N ° 5 and nothing else.
In 1924, Gabrielle Chanel launches its first lipstick. It sets the tone for everything that will continue to distinguish lipstick from Chanel: color saturation, sensual movements of the hand, the functionality of the package.
Creating handbag 2.55 Mademoiselle prudently took care of a special pocket for lipstick, to always have it handy. «It is believed that the eyes are a mirror of the soul, why not admit that lips are a conductor of the heart?» – she said, to emphasize the importance of the lips in an expression of emotions.