50 years on since the death of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel (10 January 1971), a revolutionary of women’s fashion whose love of sport influenced her designs with materials and cuts that enhanced the female form, celebrated femininity and exhumed both class and style. A fashion icon whose legacy lives on through the decades with her clothing lines worn by the social elite and copied for the high street. Her designs exhume a quality and class that others only aspire to replicate.
Designed in February 1955, the Chanel 2.55 handbag remains one of the most iconic and treasured handbags of the 20th Century, a bag of style and sophistication and one that commands exceptional prices in the auction market. It continues to be on the ‘wish list’ for many handbag lovers.
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