For Coco Chanel Luxury lay in invisible perfection

19 Jan

Few creations have had a greater influence on fashion than the Chanel suit. A classic symbol of French elegance, the suit is constructed according to a precise code:

strict lines, a fitted cut articulated at exactly the right places to allow ease of movement;

braid trimming on the jacket;

sleeves fitted precisely at shoulder level; real pockets;

an enduring range of colours – beige, navy blue, black, as well as pink, cherry red or pale green; a consistent choice of fabrics – jersey and tweeds or daring combinations,

‘fabrics so dazzling as to strike the heartiest Highlander blind’.

The jackets and skirts are always cut from the same piece of fabric to avoid colour variations.

For Coco Chanel, luxury lay in invisible perfection.

(text taken from the book ‘Coco Chanel’)

 

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