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 pair of sunglasses by Chanel, styled with black and white composite frame, with case

Chanel, sunglasses, brown acetate frame with quilted arm detail, brown oval lens, stamped 'CHANEL, Made in Italy', with pouch, leather hard case and Chanel box, width 14 cm

Chanel, sunglasses, labelled Chanel, Made in Italy, 100% UV protection, with original case

Chanel, sunglasses, light turquoise, marked 'Chanel CE Made in Italy A28203 S1487', with original box

Chanel, sunglasses, dark grey with thin metal arms, stamped 'CHANEL, Made in Italy', with pouch, leather hard case and Chanel box, width 14.5 cm

Chanel, sunglasses, acetate frame with chain and leather arm details, square brown lens, stamped 'CHANEL, Made in Italy', with pouch, leather hard case and Chanel box, width 14 cm

Chanel, sunglasses, acetate frame with chain and leather arm details, graduated brown lens, stamped 'CHANEL, Made in Italy', with pouch, leather hard case and Chanel box, width 13.5 cm

Three pairs of designer fashion sunglasses comprising Chanel, Dior and and Fiorelli (2 with protection cases)

Three pairs of Designer sunglasses to include Chanel, Fiorelli and one other (2 with protection cases)

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, styled in transparent brown composite frame, with 'Chanel' motif to arms, with case and box

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, styled in a bronzed green with composite arms, with box

A pair of diamonte decorated sunglasses, labelled Chanel in box with paperwork

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, styled in black and pink cream composite with signature detail, with case.

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, styled in black composite with single lens and silver metal monogram feature, with original case.

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, the wrap around glasses styled in red composite and single lens, with case and box.

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, styled in faux tortoise shell with printed signature to the arms, with case.

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, designed by Karl Largerfeld, styled in faux tortoise shell with quilted arms and applied gold metal monogram, with case.

Chanel, sunglasses, with rimless green lenses and transparent sides with green metal Chanel 'CC' logo hinge, made in Italy, with certificate of authenticity and original case and box

Chanel, sunglasses, with one piece brown shield lens and dark metal frame, features crystal Chanel logo sides, made in Italy, model number '4072-B', with certificate of authenticity and original case and box

Chanel, quilted sunglasses, tortoise shell acetate frame with quilted texture and Chanel 'CC' logo to sides, model number '5019', made in Italy, with certificate of authenticity and original case and box

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, the black composite frame with applied faux mother of pearl monogram, with case

Chanel, pastel pink framed sunglasses, with quilted side piece, stamped 'Chanel No. 536/93, Made in Italy', original box

Chanel, two pairs of CC sunglasses, brown and black frames, both having polarized lens, stamped 'Chanel, Made in Italy', original boxes (2)

Chanel, champagne sunglasses, stamped 'Chanel, Paris, 31 Rue Cambon, 0142862800, Made It Italy', original box

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, the black composite frames with silver metal detail, with original case and box.

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, the black frames with silver metal monogram detail, with original case.

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, the brown frame with silver metal monogram detail, with original case.

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, the black frames with gold detail and applied monogram, original case included

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, the black frame with red and transparent paste floral and monogram detail

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, the rectangular black frames with quilted monogram arms, with original case.

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, the black wrap around frame with silver monogram dial to each arm

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, the tortoisesehell frames with gold and black signature monogram to arms, includes original case and box.

Chanel two pairs of sunglasses one with red frames, the other with 'Chameleon' frames, stamped, both in boxes

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, with purple frames and gold metal trim, with original case

A pair of sunglasses by Chanel, the mock tortoise shell frames with gold metal and faux pearl trim, with original case

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