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.

Gabrielle "Coco" Bonheur Chanel (1883-1971) was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She was the only fashion designer to appear on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Along with Paul Poiret, Chanel was credited with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette."  A prolific fashion creator, Chanel designed jewelry, handbags, and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5, has become an iconic product.

3 Classic Looks Inspired by the Words of Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel, Deauville in front of first Chanel store, 1913

1913 - Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel shop - Deauville, France Style is a grace, a faith in self, a fire that burns that is unquenchable.

Chanel – Femme Printemps-été 2018

Chanel – Femme Printemps-été 2018

Chanel RTW SS 2016 #ChanelAirlines Visit espritdegabrielle.com | L'héritage de Coco Chanel #espritdegabrielle

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