Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was – and maybe still is – one of the most influential fashion designer and is still considered to be one of the world’s biggest style icons. She had her own ideas and vision about what style and fashion should be and refused to give in to the prevailing image of couture, such as uncomfortable corsets and silhouettes. The latest Chanel video allows us to take a further peek in the interesting story of Gabrielle Chanel and also is completely dedicated to Coco Chanel’s famous little jacket.
The video “Inside Chanel” explains how it was to be a woman back in the day. Those days, women could hardly breath, let alone move, in their tight-as-skin fitting clothes. As a protest, she shook up the world of fashion by translating her own statement into fashion. Gabrielle Chanel thought it was important that women should be able to move in their own clothes. Trying to prove that women could dress well and feel comfortable at the same time, she gave her own twist to men’s suits in the 50’s and turned it into a chic, elegant and sophisticated ladies jacket – better known as the Chanel tweed jacket.
After Gabrielle Chanel has passed away in 1983, Karl Lagerfeld took over her creative studio and still continues to keep the spirit of Coco Chanel alive and kicking. Trying to play a bit with the classic Chanel designs, Karl Lagerfeld has showed us the signature Chanel jackets with a matching skirt, embroidered fabric, playful pastel and bright colours and even with miss-matching jeans. Just as her quote said: “fashion fades, only style remains the same”, Coco Chanel proved us that her signature jacket isn’t only a classic piece but it is also a timeless one.
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“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance”- Coco Chanel.