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CoCo Chanel, Mother of Pearls

Updated: Feb 28






Born: Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, in 1883, Saumur France.

Fashion House: Chanel

Known For: Credited with inventing everything from the suntan, to the little black dress. "CoCo Chanel" was one of many designers who set the tone for women's wear. Her designs were relaxed but structured with jersey and tweed fabric as well as streamlined *shift chemises and the LBD (the little black dress). She also accessorized with bell bottom trousers. A "rich" or wealthy look was her targeted clientele. She was also one of the first designers to mix real & costume jewelry to complete her looks.

Designs









Key Design Features

  • Tweed fabric suits

  • Large accessories

  • Pearls

  • "Chain" design inside of jackets

  • The little black dress

  • The overlapping "C" logo

Death

Dies in 1971, in Paris at age 87. Her house is still thriving today .


Glossary

Shift Chemises- A Chemise or shift is a classic smock, or a modern type of women's undergarment or dress.


Cited Information

Wikipedia

Fashion: The Definitive History of costume and style, Smithsonian

Attached

  • Brief video summary of the above text, including more images of her work.









Jasmine Terry-Ankobil owner and operator of LAIDIECLOTH fashion house, where I create custom designs and perform alterations for formal occasions. &Online Couture Sewing School LAIDIECLOTH U. Please feel free to share this article and/or visit my site www.laidiecloth.com



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