Chanel 1.Chanel is a French fashion house founded by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, specializing in luxury goods Gabrielle "Coco" Chanelluxury goods 2.She gained the name "Coco" when she was a singer at a café in France. 3.Today, Chanel is one of the best known and most highly sought-after fashion brands, one of the most powerful fashion empires in the world.
Chanels Short story Coco Chanel Era: : Coco Chanel was born 1909: opened a hat shop in Paris. 1914: opened her first shop in Deauville, Chanel founded 1921: her first perfume Chanel No. 5, named after her lucky number 5Chanel No : her first costume jewelry 1926: the Little Black Dress which transcends fashion 1939: WWII and Coco retired 1971: Coco Chanel passed away at the age of 87
Chanels Short story Post Coco Era 1971: Chanel passed down to other owners. 1983: Karl Lagerfeld took over as chief designer 1987: 1st Chanel watch 1999: 1st skin care line PRECISION , launching of COCO MADEMOISELLE & IN-BETWEEN WEARS for younger followers Update: 310 shops and over 1,700 employees all over the world
Chanel Chief designers: –Karl Lagerfeld, Present –Yvonne Dudel, –Jean Cazaubon, –Philippe Guibourge, –Coco Chanel, Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld are Chanels two most well-known designers.
Chanel Style: Coco Chanel is revered for her clean, crisp style which revolutionized female dressing. - Suzanne Burlton In Karl Lagerfeld's hands, the Chanel couture jacket is an infinitely malleable treasure, always current yet timelessly valuable.Sarah Mower Style.comStyle.com
Chanel The brands best moment: –No 5 Perfume (1921) –Little Black Dress (1926) –The comfortable clothes during/ after WWII –Tweed Chanel Suit; chain-link belt and quilted bag during the 50s –Antaeus (1983), Coco (1984) during Karl LagerfeldAntaeus
Coco Chanel Era Impact on fashion industry –simpler lines led to the popular "flat-chested" look of the 1920s –Her clothing was relaxed, unstructured, and changed the way women dressed for outdoor activities. –making jersey a popular fashion –the Chanel suit, composed of a knee-length skirt and trim, boxy jacket was very successful during the WWI –the tweed and the special fabrics she used in the 50's and 60's Coco in 1954
1924 Day dress, ca Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, 1883–1971) Wool
Evening dress, ca. 1926–27, Attributed to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Silk, metallic threads, sequins (C.I a,b)
1964 Cocktail ensemble, ca. 1964, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Black silk and synthetic pile; ivory polyester blend damask with black nylon jersey ( a,b)
Karl Lagerfeld Era Born September 10, 1933, Germany Labels Styles: Karl Lagerfeld Chanel Fendi He changed Chanel's fashion lines from the old lines to shorter cuts and eye capturing designs With a skillful use of references to past Chanel designs, Lagerfeld's interpretations bring the classic Chanel look up to date Lagerfeld at August 2005
1992 Evening ensemble, spring/summer 1992, Karl Lagerfeld (German), for House of Chanel (French), Silk, cotton, metal, wood ( a-c) This evening ensemble designed by Karl Lagerfeld for the House of Chanel illustrates his success in maintaining and reinterpreting the style elements created by Gabrielle Chanel. This example features several overt references to Chanel's innovative designs of previous decades. Lagerfeld has paired a men's underwear-type tank top, emblazoned with the interlocked "CC" logo (first seen on Chanel's suit buttons in 1964), with a frothy tulle skirt. To this combination, he has added an oversized gold-colored metal and wood chain belt, employing yet another signature Chanel accessory dating from the 1960s..
CHANEL "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous" – by Coco Chanel