Today, 19th August 2011 marks the birthday of my very favourite designer Coco Chanel.
This short post is a tribute to her legacy and all that she has done for the world of fashion. Starting out as a modest hat designer, Chanel went on to become one of the most revered designers in the world. Her brand is as prominent today as it was during her lifetime, encompassing clothing, accessories, perfume and makeup.
Chanel has always been about exploring the unknown and Chanel liked to break boundaries by dressing women in blazers and trousers as opposed to the traditional floor-skimming gowns of the early 1900′s; her designs were never confined to the social norms.
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. – Coco Chanel
Chanel continues to embody this believe, evidence of which can be seen from the recent Couture show in Paris where the model woreLED heels, may it always remain so.