Remembering Coco Chanel - 50 years on since the death of the revolutionary woman of fashion. Here we reflect on her legacy and one of her most iconic designs in the fashion industry.
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 exuded 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 exude 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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Currently on offer in our Modern & Contemporary Timed auction, Ernest Neuschul’s Nude is a striking example of the artist’s figurative oeuvre.
We challenged our Picture Department to imagine what it would be like to spend an evening over dinner in the company of an artist of their choice. Next up, Head of Department - Jane Oakley
A fairly unassuming playbill bought in an Epping charity shop for £5 sold for £4,750 in our auction of Fine Interiors on Wednesday 30 June after it was discovered to be a rare theatrical advertisement printed on the H.M.S Resolute during its Arctic expedition in the 1850s.