Mademoiselle Coco Chanel

An undeniable landmark in fashion history that still remains celebrated and respected today is a staple in every women’s wardrobe that never stops recurring. Coco Chanel  made the little black dress essential to women while reinventing it time and time again. In 1926 when she first designed the iconic LBD it was unusual as black was seen for people in mourning or the clergy predominantly. It was a stroke of genius that would define many of her collections and be a highly worthy investment piece for many women.

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She adopted different styles and variations including black georette, chiffon and velvet. She essentially made the black dress the key to a woman’s femininity and sexiness. Her legendary design then became subject to copy all over the world. The magazine industry was rejoicing and promoting it to women world wide including British, French and American Vogue.

Chanel Today

Chanel Today

 

Arguably Chanel’s  black dresses were revolutionary for there sensuality teamed with mysteriousness. She opted for uneven hemlines and low dropped backs of dresses which still remain and are distinguishing and defining look in the designs today. Adverts such as Nicole Kidman’s Chanel No5 campaign and Keira Knightley’s Coco Mademoiselle advert. It seems even to date and with many passed decades since the LBD became famous by Chanel and as Vogue highlighted is smartest of evening colors.

Chanel remains one of the most highly respected French Couturiers. Her style included layering, ruffles tweed and her dedication to providing practical femininity for women was obvious. She was a firm believer in completing the looks with a string of pearls or diamonds to accompany the LBD for finishing touches. “A woman can be overdressed never over elegant”. Today the LBD still remains as important as it can be dress up or down and accessorized to fit almost any occasion appropriately. Chanel remains celebrated all over the world today for as a woman who was not afraid to break out and because she was the definition of the quintessential chic French woman.

The daring Chanel

The daring Chanel

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Cara

Cara for Chanel

 

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book: Vogue on coco Chanel by Bronwyn Cosgrave

 

 

Knightley united

Kiera Knightley is set to marry today in just a few hours according to sources. The well known British actress go engaged last year to James Righton after the pair were introduced by her good friend Alexa Chung. The wedding plans have been very hush hush over the last few months but it has become quite obvious that it will be in France today. The Mail Online has reported a large number of marquees have gone up in Mazan in the South of France.

First peep of what is thought to be the Marque in the South of France where the duo will marry

First peep of what is thought to be the Marque in the South of France where the duo will marry

The 28-year-old Pirates of The Caribbean star was photographed in a French airport greeting him as the affectionately showered each other with kisses while she looked relaxed and happy in a pair of dungarees. glasses and stripped top. After the to be couple hoped in a car with her mum and took off. They have apparently warned there guests to arrive separately and in small groups not to draw to much attention. The biggest question on everyones lips naturally is who shell be wearing.

EXCLUSIVE Keira Knightley greets her fiance at the airport

The Prime suspect at the moment is Chanel for many reasons.Rumors have circulated that the labels director and potentially fashions most powerful man will have custom Chanel made for the Hollywood star. She has been the face of Coco Mademoiselle fragrance in both a major ad commercial and several campaigns. The Atonement star has also had a long relationship wearing the brand for red carpet events. My money is on Chanel. A feast of celebrities will be wined and dined a all night undoubtedly.

Can’t wait for the photos of the nuptials to follow.

The very famous Chanel ad she featured in

The very famous Chanel ad she featured in

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Campaign

Gorgeous in Chanel

Gorgeous in Chanel

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Kiera and Karl will she wear CHANEL?

Kiera and Karl will she wear CHANEL?