To me she is the most fascinating woman in fashion history & style’s greatest career woman. Ah Oui. I am obsessed.
From a penniless start, she began her career making hats & then defied all the odds & turned style into her own personal brand by inventing evening wear, sportswear, costume jewelry, perfume & never to be forgotten - the little black dress. Those 4 words defined & changed the course of Parisian haute couture forever.
Her creative force, brilliant focus & unmatched style produced
original, never before seen creations that wowed the entire world.
So many fascinating tidbits: The House of Chanel ingeniously used precious stones & jewels because “they provided the greatest value in the smallest volume”, however, to make sure that women would still buy the artificial pearls that CoCo was so famous for, she steadfastly advocated mixing fakes with real. She said that “the point of jewelry isn’t to make a woman look rich but to adorn her, not the same thing”. Then CoCo brilliantly conceived the idea of making individual pieces of high-end jewelry convertible. All her more elaborate pieces could be taken apart. The tiaras turned into bracelets, the eardrops into brooches, the stars into buckles!
Her brilliance just goes on & on to inspire & fascinate. She knew exactly what she was born to do.
This fashion legend with endless appeal who's name epitomizes timeless chic seems the Perfect Couture Inspiration for
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