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 piece of history will go under the hammer next month as a World War Two flying jacket, once owned by a Royal Australian Air Force gunner, is set to be featured in our 12 March Homes & Interiors Sale.
27 February 2024
The Fine Interiors department are extremely excited to be able to present a Louis XV Gobelins mythological tapestry of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, lot 328, in our 19 and 20 March sale.
27 February 2024
From the fishing village of Polperro in Cornwall to the mountainous landscapes of Wales and Cumbria, Sworders are pleased to be offering a diverse selection of watercolour paintings by the artist Ronald Maddox for sale in our forthcoming Paint.Print.Sculpt auction.
9 February 2024