Quotes from Coco Chanel;
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”
When I was thinking about the most creative person on earth, Coco Chanel appeared to be my second thought after Leonardo Da Vinci. Why her? Well people after you finished reading this post, I guess you all be sorry for asking why? Lol. The Beginning Coco Chanel was also known as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, she adopted the name Coco during a brief career as a cafe and concert singers. From her first millinery shop, opened in 1912, to the 1920s, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel rose to become one of the premier fashion designers in Paris, France. Curious about her looks? Check this gorgeous image of her!
Coco Chanel and the famous hat
Coco Chanel was the first designer who dare to replace the corset with comfort and casual elegance, her fashion themes included simple suits and dresses, women’s trousers, costume jewelry, perfume, textiles and her simple hats became popular. Soon she was expanding to couture, working in jersey, a first in the French fashion world. By the 1920s, her fashion house had expanded considerably, and her chemise set a fashion trend with its “little boy” look. Her relaxed fashions, short skirts, and casual look were in sharp contrast to the corset fashions popular in the previous decades. Chanel herself dressed in mannish clothes, and adapted these more comfortable fashions which other women also found liberating.
Chanel No. 5 perfume In 1922 Chanel introduced a perfume, Chanel No. 5, which became and remained popular, and remains a profitable product of Chanel’s company.
The Little Black Dress
Coco Chanel introduced her signature cardigan jacket in 1925 and signature “little black dress” in 1926. Most of her fashions had a staying power, and didn’t change much from year to year — or even generation to generation.