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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A collection of Chinese silver assembled by a family who lived in Shanghai in the early 20th century comes for sale at Sworders in November. The group of typical ‘export’ wares owned by the vendor’s grandparents who lived in ‘the Paris of the East’ had been stored in a trunk since the end of The Second World War.
19 October 2021
Next week's auction of Design offers two archetypal side chairs from a truly unique Italian designer - Carlo Bugatti - whose life was filled with talent and tragedy.
14 October 2021
An autograph book with a story so evocative of the British music scene in the early 1960s comes for sale in our Design auction this month. The notebook includes the signatures of three of The Beatles, together with those of Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Dave Clark Five, Cliff Richard, and Helen Shapiro.
5 October 2021