20 Aug Mademoiselle Chanel
“The best things in life are free.
The second best things are very, very expensive.”
― Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel broke the tradition in the early 1910’s with her minimalistic sense of style, her love of tweed, and an eye for incorporating men’s fashionable fabrics in women’s wear.
In a short film by Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s Creative Director, Keira Knightley portrays the young designer at the start of her career. Opening a hat shop in the town of Deauville in northern France, her simple, yet unique style, though criticized by many, appeals to wealthy women with sophisticated tastes.
The film’s script is said to have been written on set, with lines being fed to the actors by Lagerfeld before each scene. Portraying Coco correctly must have been a challenge, as her mix of elegance and simplicity, is a perfect harmony of style and personality that has not yet been repeated.
Happy Birthday to our eternal inspiration of elegance and style, Mademoiselle Coco Chanel.