Learn about Chanel, Coco

Coco Chanel (1883 – 1971) opened a millinery shop in Paris in 1909 and went on to launch her own couture houses in Paris, Deauville and Biarritz. From humble origins, she became one of the greatest icons of fashion in the 20th century.

The creator of the little black dress and Chanel No. 5, Chanel pioneered a new style of women’s clothes, combining simplicity and comfort with elegance, to create an unmistakable style which had a great influence over the fashions of the 1920s and 30s.

Her innovations in costume jewellery were introduced through her Paris salon, where she opened a boutique specializing in accessories and jewellery.

Instead of copying the style of fine jewellery, her costume jewellery was designed specifically to reflect the elegant simplicity of her clothes and to compliment and ‘finish’ an outfit.

The simple but effective use of multiple strings of faux pearls with a black pullover epitomises this style. Other key pieces for Chanel include gold tone chains, pate-de-verre jewellery from Maison Gripoix and classic Maltese cross cuffs designed by Verdura. more...

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A jacket by Chanel, styled in pale pink cotton with mandarin collar, with pink, ivory and gold ribbon and lace edging detail, and four pink and gold buttons, labelled size 38, centre back length 78 cm.

A Cropped jacket by Chanel, styled in a cream silk blend, notched collar, with ivory faux pearl buttons, labelled size 34, centre back length 47 cm.

A jacket by Chanel, the cropped jacket styled in a black wool blend, with black buttons, labelled size 36, centre back length 50 cm.

A Cardigan by Chanel, the black wool blend cardigan, with ribbon detail to edging, labelled size 38.

A Cardigan by Chanel, styled in a black cotton blend with geometric pattern, and silver-black buttons, labelled size 34.

A jacket by Chanel, the cropped jacket styled in a black wool blend, with silver-black buttons, labelled size 34, centre back length 48 cm.

A jacket by Chanel, styled in cream cotton with a zip front closure, notched collar, two cream and gold Chanel buttons, labelled size 34, centre back length 73 cm.

A jacket by Chanel, the double breasted jacket styled in cream wool, with gold metal chanel buttons, labelled size 36, centre back length 70 cm.

A jacket by Chanel, the cropped jacket styled in a black rayon blend, with conforming black buttons, labelled size 38, centre back length 50 cm.

A jacket by Chanel, the double breasted jacket styled in a navy silk blend, with a floral design, notched collar and short sleeves, navy blue and silver buttons, labelled size 36, centre back length 66 cm.

Chanel, Cropped box jacket and pencil skirt suit, black wool and silk blend with silk lining, the jacket with 3/4 length sleeves and two front pockets, weighted hem chain, the fitted skirt with two front pockets and concealed zip to back, labelled 'CHA

A jacket by Chanel, the wool blend v-neck jacket styled in taupe tones, with cream and gold flecks, centre back length 56 cm

A jacket by Chanel, styled in a black wool blend, with 'CC' button, silver metal chain to the interior base, labelled size 36, centre back length 66 cm

A Cropped jacket by Chanel, styled in a black wool blend, with gold metal 'CC' buttons, and gold metal chain to the interior base, centre back length 43 cm

Chanel, Navy crepe dress, double breasted front with two rows of camellia buttons, concealed zip closure to back, silk lining, Made in France, labelled 'CHANEL, size Euro 40

Chanel, jacket and skirt suit, navy with sequin trim, 100% wool, Made in France, labelled 'CHANEL' (2), size Euro 38

Chanel, two Boucle Jackets, both with silk lining, labelled 'CHANEL, Made in France' (2), size Euro 38

Chanel, Multicoloured Boucle jacket, cotton and wool, button down front, silk lining, labelled 'CHANEL, Made in France', with hanger, size Euro 38

Chanel, cream Boucle tweedjacket, with rounded neck and frilled collar, silk lining, concealed side pockets, Made in France, labelled 'CHANEL, size Euro 40

Chanel, purple wool Tunic top, fringed roll neck, short sleeves, labelled 'CHANEL, Made in Italy, size Euro 38

Chanel, Bobble sweater and skirt, semi-sheer white with long sleeves, round neck, panelled detailing and rib hem, the skirt of similar composition with ribbed waist band and A-line shape, both Made in Italy, labelled 'CHANEL' (A/F) (2), size Euro 38, Euro

Chanel, Swimsuit, black with printed quilted stitching pattern and contrast pink trim, zip front detail, Made in Italy, labelled 'CHANEL, size Euro 36

Chanel, top and skirt, black textured weave with logo button details, both Made in Italy, labelled 'CHANEL' (2), size Euro 34

Chanel, cashmere Tunic, lilac and contrast navy trim, sleeveless, round neck collar and side pockets, Made in United Kingdom, 100% cashmere, together with a black Chanel short sleeved woven tunic top, concealed side pockets, Made in Italy, both labelled 'C

Chanel, Chequered Playsuit, black and white boucle tweed, sleeveless with folded collar front button placket, two breast pockets, concealed side pockets, rope tie fastening to waist, silk lining, Made in Italy, labelled 'CHANEL, size Euro 36

Chanel, Navy Boucle long jacket, with high round neck collar, two breast pockets and two side pockets, silk lining, Made in France, labelled 'CHANEL, size Euro 36

Chanel, Cropped paint Splatter jacket, spring RTW collection 2015, black tweed with white trim and folded collar, silk lining, together with a collarless black boucle cropped jacket with frayed ribbon detail, both Made in France, labelled 'CHANEL' (2), siz

Chanel grey blouse dress with 'Coco Chanel Paris France' buttons, labelled 'Chanel Boutique'

A cobalt blue heavily beaded evening Kaftan with floaty, Juliette sleeves, 3 silver metal and diamante 'Pin' decorative closures on each sleeve, Princess neckline, size zip, sheath shape, ankle length; Unla belled; 1960s; American; silk, silk chiffon, glas

Chanel, black wool Overcoat, concealed button fastening, sleeves with French cuffs and four gold 'CC' buttons, silk lining, large (possibly size 42)

Chanel, Navy quilted Duffle coat, with gold tone toggles and 'Chanel Paris' elephant buttons, lined, marked 'Chanel BOUTIQUE', large (possibly size 42)

A ladies jacket by Chanel, labelled 'Chanel' the single breasted jacket styled in black wool with silver detail and silk lining, labelled size 34.

Classic Chanel jacket, with 4 patch pockets, collarless with braid trim to neckline and pockets, covered buttons with yellow metal CC, of a pink slub woven silk

Mauve and white woven check Chanel jacket, with lapel collar and diagonal pockets, cut metal buttons that read Chanel Paris, lined mauve silk

Pink tartan Chanel jacket, with open fringed edging, silk chiffon tie at neck and extensions, tartan of pale pink, white and beige

Long black crepe Chanel wrap around skirt, fastening with gilt buttons at waist, with handbag insignia

A grey Chanel coat dress, fastening left off centre with off white silk edging and gilt floral buttons, long sleeves, gathered skirt to waist finishing at the knee. With matching belt with gilt buckle and a black and grey under skirt, (3 pieces)

Chanel evening dress, worked in gathered forms of black silk, with one shoulder strap, the bodice is worked in frills of white polka dot muslin with black satin ribbon, the bodice has been made with an internal corset, Label reads 'Chanel Boutique, Made in

Cream Chanel silk blouse and black Chanel skirt, the blouse has a layered chiffon collar edged with black stitching and similar decoration to the cuffs. With pleats to front and bow at base of neckline. The blouse fastens down centre front with pearl butto

Chanel, multi-coloured jacket, three quarter length, mix of rayon, wool and mohair, size 44

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