I like to think if I had been born in the 1920s I would have worn classic Chanel.

Coco Chanel styles - Coco Chanel reopened her atelier in She became a major force in couture fashion. The Chanel Suit has always been a fashion staple but it peaked in the

Coco Chanel - 1920's Paris  Coco was so fashion forward .

CoCo Chanel - Kibbe verified Flamboyant Gamine -"Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is the opposite of vulgarity." Mademoiselle Chanel at her house "La Pausa" in the French riviera with her dog Gigot 1930

Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (40) - 1923 - Paris Nightclub. She looks different here than in most pictures... very young and innocent (esp for a lady of 40! :)

Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel 1923 at Paris Nightclub. She looks different here than in most pictures. very young and innocent (esp for a lady of

Flapper Dress, circa 1925, House of Chanel, Design by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel: Silk chiffon with silk fringe.

Coco Chanel 1925 silk chiffon with silk fringe. "This garment is one of the best examples of flapper-style dress in the museum's collection. The flat silhouettes, use of fringe, and sparkling embroidery are common features of the era.

Coco Chanel à Biarritz en 1928 // Coco Chanel in the French seaside resort of Biarritz, 1928

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Coco Chanel Biarritz en 1928 // Coco Chanel in the French seaside resort of Biarritz, 1928

Chanel Dress - 1925 - House of Chanel (French, founded 1913) - Design by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (French, 1883-1971) - Photo by Irving Solero - @~ Mlle for gas by party!

Evening dress People and Brands: Brand: Chanel French, founded 1914 Designer: Gabrielle Chanel 1883 - 1971 Medium: Pink crepe chiffon Date:

Chanel No. 5 - In 1921, Coco Chanel asked perfumer Ernest Beaux to create something that "smells like woman." The resulting elixir would become the world's most iconic fragrance. An instant sales success when it was born, Chanel No. 5 remains the grande dame of perfume sales to this day, with a bottle sold worldwide every 30 seconds.

The iconic original bottle for Designed by Chanel, the stopper was a replica image of Place Vendome in Paris and carried her CC logo around its rim.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (French, 1883-1971). Evening Dress and Slip, 1928, metal sequins on silk tulle. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, gifts of Mrs. Wesson Seyburn. Photographs by Ken Howie.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (French, Evening Dress and Slip, metal sequins on silk tulle. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, gifts of Mrs. Photographs by Ken Howie.

1920s Chanel, Cocktail dress - c. 1926 - House of Chanel - Design by Gabrielle Coco Chanel - Black silk chiffon with geometric black panels of beads cascading from the hip-line to the hem - Private Collection - Christie's

Chanel Cocktail Dress, c. 1926 -- House of Chanel - Design by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel -- Black silk chiffon with geometric black panels of beads cascading from the hip-line to the hem - Private Collection -- Photo © Christie's - Mlle

Coco Chanel

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Coco Chanel - she is a excellent French fashion designer, founder of the well known Chanel brand, whose modernist thought, practical design, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important and influential figure in fashion.

The last remnants of one of the greatest private collections of Ballets Russes   material goes on view in Geneva.

Serge Lifar and the Ballets Russes sale in Geneva

Coco Chanel with Serge Lifar, the principal dancer of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes during its final years in the late black and white vintage fashion photo

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