By Elma B.
Coco Chanel became well known for her timeless designs, trademark suits and the little black dress. Her staple signature: simple and sophisticated designs paired with beautiful strands of pearls.
|Chanel, Coco Wearing Her Signature Pearls|
|Coco Chanel Signature Suit|
She was born in 1883 in Samur, France, and raised in a orphanage where she was taught to sew. In the 1920s, she launched her first perfume line and introduced the Chanel suit and the little black dress. She opened her first shop in Paris on Rue Cambon in 1910. Her story is quite spectacular... Chanel's aim was to make luxury comfortable; she borrowed element's of men's wear and refused to continue with the then popular constraints on women's fashion. She helped women say goodbye to the painful corsets! Moreover, she took the color black once associated with morning and showed how chic it could look.
|Comfortable Luxury by Coco Chanel|
|Loosely Fitted White Dress by Chanel|
|Coco Chanel Handbag|
A little more than a decade after her passing in 1971, Karl Lagerfeld jumped on board and continued her legacy...For Chanel's most recent looks, see the photos below. What do you like the most about Coco Chanel's legacy and her designs?
the leading designer behind modern Coco Chanel
|Coco Chanel and Suzy Parker in the 1950s|
|Drew Barrymore in Chanel|
|Coco Chanel Signature Suit Jacket |
and Coco Chanel White Handbag
|Chanel Sandals in Saks Fifth Avenue|
|Fashionista Victoria Beckham |
Wearing a Jumbo Chanel Handbag
|Gossip Girl Star Leighton Meester Wearing Chanel|
|Coco Chanel Suit Jacket Details|
|Coco Chanel Suite in White|
|The Elegant Coco Chanel|
|Coco Chanel Logo|
|Haute Couture Shoes by Coco Chanel|
|Details from a Coco Chanel Handbag|