Everyday is a Fashion Show and the World is the Runway
Fashion is something that is truly subjective, with trends coming and going with the season. It is the goal of every design house to create pieces that will stand the test of time, and Chanel, perhaps more than any other, have been able to do that over the years. The list of their iconic designs is virtually endless, but here are 10 of the most popular, in no particular order:
#1: Chanel No. 5
Even people who know next to nothing about Chanel are familiar with their signature fragrance. Women have been wearing “the world’s most legendary fragrance” since it was first released in 1921. This is a perfume that has become known as the epitome of elegance, not to mention popularity, with a bottle sold somewhere in the world every 55 seconds.
#2: The 2.55 Quilted Bag
The name of this iconic bag came from the year in which it was released, 1955. Many elements of the design are supposedly taken from Miss Chanel’s personal experiences. The brown is the color of the uniform she wore at the convent where she was raised, while the front “Mademoiselle Lock” comes from the fact that she never married.
#3: The Little Black Dress
If you ever watch fashion shows on TV, you will often hear presenters talking about how every woman should have a little black dress in her wardrobe. What most people are not aware of is that the concept came from a Chanel design that was released in 1926.
#4: Faux Pearls
Accessories come and go, but pearls are one that has been a constant for as long as we can remember. When Chanel first introduced a line of costume jewelry in 1924, it was the faux pearls that caught the eye of many ladies, and they have continued to do so ever since.
#5: The Boy Flap Bag
While it seems that some designers feel the need to create big, flashy pieces, the Chanel credo has always been to deliver designs that are functional and comfortable. The Boy Flap Bag is one of the best examples of the Chanel design language.
#6: Two-Tone Shoes
The two-tone design of the shoes in the Chanel collection are another example of the minimalist design that Chanel holds dear. Most of the shoes in the collection are black and white or beige and black. Those color combinations have been used in every style of shoe that Chanel has produced over the years.
#7: Tweed Jacket
When fall and winter rolls around, women are often forced to wear large shapeless jackets in an attempt to stay warm. The Chanel tweed jacket delivers warmth, comfort, and stitched chain hems that help the jacket preserve its original shape.
#8: The Breton Top
Stripes are a pattern that have never gone out of style, thanks in large part to the incredibly stylish Breton Top. This is a design that can be worn with just about anything to create a chic look.
#9: Yachting Pants
One of the best items to wear with the Breton Top are the Yachting Pants that were designed around the same time. This is the design that have influenced countless other designs down through the years, but none are able to match the simple elegance of the Chanel design.
#10: Quilted Flats
Not all Chanel shoes come with the two-tone look mentioned earlier. Similar to ballerina slippers, these stylish flats most commonly use lambskin leather for incredible comfort.
Chanel is not only famous for its bag but also their spectacular taste in shoes, perfume and clothing. Just like Coco Chanel‘s infamous quote – “A girl should be two things – Classy and Fabulous“, what else can depict elegance and exquisiteness if its not Chanel?