Sunday, 1 April 2012

1950's - Coco Chanel

 While many admired Dior's celebration of femininity, with full skirts and nipped-in waists ('New Look'), Chanel felt his designs were not modern nor suitable for the liberated women who had survived another war by taking on active roles in a ususally patriarchal society

The Chanel suit became a status symbol for a new generation. It was made of  either solid or tweed fabric, with its slim skirt and collarless jacket trimmed in braid, gold buttons  with patch pockets,  and sewn into the hem a gold-colored chain ensuring it hung properly from the shoulders - elegance and practicality combined.

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