Couturier, Liberator, Legend
Coco Chanel once declared, "Legend is the consecration of celebrity," and no other fashion designer in history has exceededeither Chanel’s celebrity or her legend. She is a fiercely independent lover of dukes, industrialists, and artists ; a confidante of many of the creative geniuses of her day, among them, writer JeanCocteau, painter Pablo Picasso, ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev, and composer Igor Stravinsky, and a self-created image of the free-spirited "new woman" of the 1920s. Through her personal example andthe fashion empire she’s establishing, Chanel has launched and sustained the movement toward simplicity, practicality, and unfussy elegance in women’s clothing. "A fashion that does not reach thestreets is not a fashion," she said, and from the early years of the 1920s, Chanel fashion had reached streets throughout Europe and the United States.
How to have the Coco Chanel look ?
The CocoChanel in 3 points.
1.At first privilege simplicity, elegant and sober forms, but also the simple and effective basic items, as the smock or the white shirt. Make a sorting in your clothes and shakeoff all which is ethnic, folk, too richly ornamented. Clothes have to adapt themselves to you, and not the opposite.
2.Coco Chanel is also the one who invented the feminine male style, byborrowing to men numerous parts of their wardrobe. to you pantsuits, men’s well cut jackets, straight shirts, and for night, nothing more sexy than a Man’s silk pyjama.
3.Finally accessories have to befewer but determining. Do not forget that Coco Chanel began by making hats. If you do not dare to arm yourselves with a headgear, it’s not serious, but remember a lesson : the accessory must beirreproachable. It is for example man’s very beautiful watch or ring, but only one, the pair of good quality low-fronted shoes, or the bag all at once smart and practical.
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