COCO CHANEL - Her quotes are as unique as she is.
"Fashion is fleeting," style never is.
"Age has no meaning whatsoever, you can be gorgeous at 20, charming at 40 and irresistible the rest of your days"
"Keep your heels, head & standards high."
Coco Chanel was a fashion designer and entrepreneur, an international successful personality. She was born on August 19, 1883 in Saumur Pays de la Loire died Coco Chanel on January 10, 1971 in Paris.
It was she who founded the fashion empire Chanel in the early 1910s. She was among the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, listed in the New York Times magazine as the only person in your profession,
Coco Chanel had a very difficult life in your childhood. She grew up in a poor neighborhood together with her five siblings. When your mother died, Coco was given together with your sister by your father in an orphanage, where she learned the profession of a seamstress.
Her nickname Coco probably comes from the time when she performed at the Grand Cafe as a singer. Songs like Ko-Ko-Ri-Ko was also sung in this cafe, among others. In the audience sat mainly officers, who called her because of this song, Coco.
According to her birth certificate, Coco Chanel bore the name Gabrielle Chasnel.
Her great love was the British Arthur "Boy" Capel.
Financial support Coco got from Balsan and he provided her his Paris apartment, available. She opened a hat boutique in 1909. Chanel's modern and simple hat creations were enjoyed by Balsan's circle of acquaintances. Soon your creations were printed in many fashion magazines.
Gabrielle Chanel loved equestrian sports and was a passionate rider. As a modern woman, she wore your binoculars over her shoulder and thus had a freedom of movement for your hands. The design of the Chanel bag 2.55 let her inspired by the military bags of the time, the these bags had a shoulder strap and served the soldiers with just this freedom of movement.
Features of the Chanel 2.55
Characteristic is the quilted look in diamond shape and the hardware which is held in gold or but also silver. The chain as a shoulder strap is equipped with an incorporated leather strap and linked to the shoulder strap. Inside the bag are well thought out interior compartments, the number of individual pockets are exactly seven. The lining is made of burgundy leather. Two large compartments provide plenty of storage space. In the middle there is a smaller compartment for lipstick. A hidden compartment inside for small utensils. On the outside of the bag is a rounded compartment on the back and it is a very important detail of the Chanel 2.55
"Mona Lisa's smile" is called this compartment on the back of the bag, charmingly.
The clasp of the wonderful bag is kept very classic and rectangular and this is also called ,,Mademoiselle Lock". This is also the original design with the rectangular clasp.
Karl Lagerfeld changed this closure design in 1980, showing it with the intertwined CC logo.
Production of the Chanel 2.55
About 15 hours of production time is assumed for this bag. You may imagine about 180 manufacturing steps for the Chanel 2.55. An enormous effort and finest craftsmanship. At this bag only craftsmen are allowed to work on the production of it the five years of work experience can demonstrate. This expertise is a prerequisite and represents, in addition to other conditions, such as material, etc. together with the special manufacturing a work of art.
Thus, the bag also has a proud price, which is deserved.
Image source: Owner BAGGYLUXE
Text: Sabine Prangenberg
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