Chanel was hugely influential in the Parisian fashion and style scene in the 1920's.....and she has also been very influential in our Paris, Deco:Deco collection!
We all know about her famous style, but here are three interesting facts you may not know about her:
- Her influence knew no bounds: on holiday on a cruise, she accidentally got sunburned and upon retuning to Paris, everyone started copying her look, even though up until this point being tanned was not at all fashionable.
- She was one of the first people to use celebrities to promote her designs; a common practice today.
- Up until the 1920's, black was a colour reserved for funerals and ladies in mourning. In 1926 Coco Chanel included a short black dress in a collection that was published in American Vogue - instantly, black became fashionable.
A quote from Chanel that we think is relevant to everyone, including our brand:
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different"