The House

About Chanel

A brand that has stood the test of time for over a century and is still going strong.

A brand that is synonymous with elegance and was founded by a woman who yearned to make fashion simple. Take a walk down history with me to discover Coco Chanel and what made this brand grow from a little hat boutique in France to one that is desired by women across the globe today.

Comfort is
Supreme

At a time when fashion was overtly designed and the clothes for women were constrictive, Chanel disrupted the fashion world with clothes that were comfortable and elegant. She replaced structured-silhouettes, based upon the corset and the bodice, with garments that were functional and at the same time flattering to the woman’s figure.

Chanel Timeline
1883
1910
1915
1921
1924
1925
1926
1945
1954
1955
1983
1987
2005
2009

1883

Gabriell Boheur Chanel, French designer and founder of Coco Chanel was born. She had a rough childhood, she learnt to sew in an orphanage from the nuns, a skill that would be the corner stone in her fashion empire.

1883

1910

She opened her own hat boutique aged 21 under the name ‘Chanel Mode’.

1910

1915

She opens her first fashion boutique.

1915

1921

The most popular fragrance no. 5 was launched. It was named after her favorite number 5. To this day it continues to remain the best selling perfume in the world.

1921

1924

First makeup collection was launched.

1924

1925

She introduced the legendary Chanel snit with collarless jacket and well-fitted skirt.

1925

1926

The iconic and the most essential piece for a woman ‘The Little Black Dress’ was invented.

1926

1945

She was forced to close her shops due to World War II.

1945

1954

Chanel reopened her couture house and the Iconic Little Black jacket was designed to bring freedom of movement to women.

1954

1955

The 2.55 bag named after its own birthday, February 1955. The quilted leather was designed to honor Coco’s love for riding. The bag was launched with its signature mademoiselle lock.

1955

1983

Karl Lagerfield takes over Chanel to continue the legacy of the fashion queen. He chose to break away from the lady-like persona of the brand and ring in the modern times.

1983

1987

The first Chanel watch debuted.

1987

2005

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 2.55 bag, it was reissued.

2005

2009

The Boy Bag was introduced. It had the elegance of the bags previously designed by Chanel with a hint of the modernism.

2009
{"dots":"true","arrows":"true","loop":"true","autoplay":"false","autoplayInterval":"3000","speed":"300","fade":"false","rtl":"false"}

“In order to be irreplaceable one must be different.

Shop My Favorites



Follow:
Share:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *