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 belt by Chanel, the black leather and silver metal woven belt, with resin heart and fish charms, total length 92 cm.

A belt by Chanel, the black satin bow belt with gold metal chain and 'CC' medallion, total length 87 cm

A belt by Chanel, styled with red leather, gold metal chain and 'CC' medallion, stamped 1984, total length 89 cm

A belt by Chanel, styled as a gold metal plait, with leather and gold metal chain detail and medallion, stamped 1994, total length 80 cm

A belt by Chanel, the gold metal chain, with 'CC' medallions, total length 94 cm, with box

A belt by Chanel, styled in black ribbon and silver metal chain, to a black enamel petal clasp, total length 85 cm, with box

A belt by Chanel, the gold metal chain logo belt with adjustable clip closure hardware, length 89 cm.

A belt by Chanel, the gold metal chain logo coin belt with adjustable clip closure hardware, length 89 cm.

A belt by Chanel, styled in a leather and gold metal chain with CC logo clasp, length 80 cm.

A belt by Chanel, the curblink belt styled in gilt metal with feature medallion.

Chanel, gold chain belt, with 'Chanel' plate and medallion, gold tone hardware, clasp stamped 'Chanel, 94 Ac', original box

Chanel, 'CC' chain belt, with gold tone hardware, adjustable clip, 'CC' stamped 'Chanel, Made in France', original box

Chanel, black leather Camellia belt, with crystal embellishment, double Strand with snap fastening

A belt Bt Chanel, styled in beige and of twisted rope design, size 90

A belt by Chanel, styled in black patent leather, with signature gold metal buckle, size 70/28, A/F

A belt by Chanel, the curblink chain with decorative lozenge shaped clasp and monogram charm, all in gilt metal, total length 80 cm

A belt by Chanel, the curblink chain belt with monogram buckle, in a gilded metal finish, total length 76 cm

A belt by Chanel, the flat curb link chain terminated by monogram coin style fittings and conforming charm, all in gilt metal, boxed.

A belt by Chanel, the wide black leather belt with oval signature double 'C' silver metal buckle, size 80/32

Chanel gold tone chain waist belt with front plaque engraved 'Chanel', hook fastening, stamped approx size 8

A belt by Chanel, the wide brown leather belt with signature oval silver metal buckle, total length 108 cm

A belt by Chanel, the wide black leather belt with gold metal chain trim and conforming emblem buckle, total length 75 cm, with box and card

Chanel gilt washed link belt, fitted with Id tag and original medallion

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