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|Vintage Chanel Born in 1883,Gabrielle Coco Chanel was born to parents of no great means. She was apparently bought up largely in an orphanage, yet there are mixed reports of this as to whether it was an orphanage or her aunts who Gabrielle lived with. The name Coco, has been quoted as being short for croquette, which apparently translates into english as "kept woman." This definition of Coco s name was attributed to Ms Chanel herself. There are many other quotes that are quite priceless, made by Ms Chanel over the years. It would seem that she lived her life to its fullest, within the social mores of her era, yet presented an introduction to the future for women through fashion. There are a number of books written about Chanel, her business empire, the styles and designs of her fashion collections, her purfumes and her life. Each may give a slightly different picture that may give you a glimpse of the complete woman. In 1913, she had begun to use Jersey for womens clothing, making loose fitting tops, jackets and dresses. These all had a fine taylored style displaying a distinct highly skilled craftsmanship. Bathers became popular around the time of Chanels visit to B. Then came the time of her Russian influenced embroidered wear. With Chanel No 5 being created around During the 1920s, Chanel made glamorous gowns with fringes and sequens. The creation of the little black dress was matched by the introduction of the enamel jewellry and the use of costume jewellery. Chanel made some very distinctive and stylish evening gowns into the 1930 s and created sfulome wonderful gowns for hollywood especially. The gold gown above appears to be from the 1930s, one which was worn by Chanel herself. There is a phase which is influenced by the greek and one by the British, with tweed jackets and suits. The 30s also saw the begining of the trouser suit for women. The divinely or heavenly inspired constellation diamond jewellry collection. The 1940 s bought the war and no production at this time with the sales of Chanel No 5 and legal battles with the Wiettelmeres being played out for years. The 1950s arrived Chanel returned to Paris and began work once more in 1954. The creation of the bell bottomed pant and pea jacket. Long pin leg skirts with matching jackets. Which later turned in the 60s to tailored mini s. Much of what is written about Coco Chanel speaks of her lovers and the influence of these men upon her fashion sense. It seems that Coco often liked to wear her lovers jackets and ties and is famous for her suits, jackets and clothing that creates comfort and style as opposed to the corseted wear of the women before her. Meeting Etienne Balsan, a wealthy french racehorse owner whom became her lover, when she had been working for a tailor. Etienne introduced Coco to a life that was to lead her on to being one of the worlds most renown fashion icons of all time. The changing style of Coco Chanels fashion seemed to match the style of her lovers. Arthur Boyd Capel, a friend of Balsan, became her lover and financier for her millinary shop in Paris. She then also began to produce fashion jackets and looser clothing. The famed little black dress. Being, some say the mistress, others a friend, of the Russian Grand Duke Dmitri, Chanel met Ernest Beaux the perfumer for the Czar and Chanel 5 was created in 1922. It was apparently named after Chanel chose vial no 5 out of a set of perfumes to select from presented to her. A different story or rumour was the blending of 2 different known styles of perfume scent. One was to be sexual or sensual whilst the other was known to be floral for women of respectable character. According to the story, Chanel wanted to blend the good girl with the aphrodite scent, thus creating No 5. Whichever is true, each story is interesting. It also adds to a theory that I have of Chanel and her creative talent being not just haute couture, but the desire to bring fashion to all levels of society. Her use of Jersey and loose fitted fabrics, her little black dress, respectable, yet not as expensive as the more glamourous gowns. Statements Chanel apparently made to french market sellers who copied her designs in later years, stating why not? In 1926 to early in the 1930s, Coco was the lover of the Duke of Westminster and learnt from his British style. In this time, she created "soft belted coasts, tweed jackets and blazers, sailor sweaters and cuff linked shirts." All aspects of mens style, yet adapted to suit women to create comfort without forgoing Moncler Mens Jackets Goose Down Collar Zip Purple style. Again, it is almost something you could see as part of the future empowerment of women as independant of men. In WW2, many women worked in the factories whilst their men were at war and took on the working roles. During the WW2, Chanel apparently became the lover of a Nazi, maintaining her residence at the Ritz and later moved to Switzerland to avoid disgrace in France. Some say she may have been a war hero rather than the enemy. 1954 saw the pea jacket and bell bottoms. The 1960s was the era of the classic short chanel suit. Coco returned to Paris in 1954, seeing the pea jacket and bell bottoms created. Chanel worked until her death in 1971 at the age of 88. It seems her life takes over from the description Moncler Spring Jackets of her work. Her work is a collection of masterpeices. Karl Lagerfeld is the chief designer for Chanel in 2011 and has been in this role since 1982. Chanels fashion is often described by who her lover at the time was and many seemed to say she created clothes through these men, not that these men provided a muse for a creative spirit. With Chanels work beginning with hats, then jackets and then her jersey creations. Her loose fitting styles said to be influenced by her lovers and the clothes that they wore, that she was said to wear and then add something of to her designs. Her clothing range took on a Russian influence during the time of her relationship with the Russian Duke Dmtri, with embroidered creations. Tweed and british suits of the later 1920 s. There was the frilled and sequeined dresses of the later 20 s and divine gowns that were worn, some by hollywoods elite. Some say that the glittery dresses of this time were influenced by Chanels wish to be part of the theatre and this was transposed into her clothing range. The famed little black dress of 1926, the elaborate gowns of the early 1930s and the trouser suit introduced during this time. Chanels production ceased for the duration of the 2nd world war and she did not return to Paris until 1954, bringing with her the bell bottomed pants and pea jackets and the long tailored skirt suits. The 60 s saw the Chanel suit become a mini and the designs of Chanel grew with the era. Her signature cc and jewellry creations, her handbags and sunglasses all added something unique to the wardrobe of the wearer. Her vintage clothing Moncler Branson Down Jackets Women Black of all eras is sought after and still brings great prices, which only atest to the value of her vintage. In order to be irreplaceable, one must be different! The little black dress has since become an quinessential part of any wardrobe. Chanels little black dress is said to be the beginning of the black dress. A dress that could be adorned or kept simple depending on the time of day or evening that it was to be worn. This dress, with her perfume, Chanel No 5, is said to be what created Chanels fame. Worn by Chanel has graced the catwalks and been worn by women of substance from all walks of life. From Jackie K Onassis, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and even Victoria Beckam and Madonna. Nicole Kidman is known for her love of vintage clothing and has been the star of a relatively recent Chanel Advertising campaign that is beautifully inspired by the class Chanel designs that are ageless and timeless.
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Vintage designer boutique to pop Pull on those flats and pull out those wallets, Philadelphia. Vintage designer pop up Moncler Jackets For Women boutique Fashionaires is descending on the Hotel Palomar (117 S. 17th Street) this Thursday, and the offerings are red hot. Like the soles of Louboutins which will also be included in the sale. Locals unfamiliar with the online consignment boutique and pop up shop that s swept New York City should know that Fashionaires was founded seven years ago by Drexel alum Tara Destribats and her sister in law Tracey. Tara s well trained eye for vintage finds comes from her experience as a former buyer for Bergdorfs, Saks and Chanel. Tracey, on the other hand, worked in PR, an industry that frequently overlaps with fashion. Based on their luxury ties, the two were able to create a business centered on vintage designer goods. Here s a preview of what to expect: Starting at noon, shoppers can sift through an array of vintage offerings including RTW clothing, handbags, shoes (omg!), and more. The following designer duds will be available: Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Louboutin, Oscar de la Renta, and vintage Vuitton! Attendees are encouraged to bring a lightly worn, unused clothing donation Moncler Down Men Jackets Tours Multi Pockets Army Green to go to Dress for Success. In return for each item, the philanthropic minded will receive a complimentary swag bag. Personal attacks, especially Moncler Men Red Short Sleeves T-Shirt White Blue Stripe on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions. Comments that are very long, have multiple paragraph breaks, or include coding may not be posted.
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