Chanel is unquestionably one of the biggest and one of the most popular fashion giants in the fashion world, and it definitely has its super powerful role in the trend-setting process of each and every season, and for introducing absolutely unique and iconic pieces for the world to admire. Talking about her collections, Coco Chanel noted, “I created the most well-known style in the world, because fashion is ephemeral, but style is eternal.” And it really is so, since up to now there exist some classics of Chanel pieces that never fade away. So here we are going to talk about the top 10 most iconic Chanel pieces designed so far, including the classic and the modern ones.
Chanel Boy (Flap) Bag
Small and comfy has always been the best motto of Chanel philosophy. And the magnificent array of handbags nicely proves that. Even Chanel herself noted about the importance of practicality many times, for instance when once asked about Dior pieces, she noted, “What are you going to do with a coat that takes up an entire suitcase?” So this is the main idea the uber-cool and chic Chanel Boy handbag is also embedded with. Being capable of containing all the pieces you would like to have at hand, this handbag isn’t to heavy and big to carry, either.
Chanel 2.55 Quilted Bag
This is one of the best exemplifications of how Chanel wanted to see an ideal image of a woman. Being tired of holding the handbag in her hands all the time, she decided to create something that will give her a chance to use her hands for all she needed instead of holding a handbag with them. This is how the Chanel 2.55 quilted handbag appeared, inspired by the straps found on soldiers’ bags. So the bag was named 2.55 after the year 1955, when after her famous comeback to the world of fashion, she redesigned this handbag and gave it a fresh and chic interpretation.
Chanel No. 5
Hardly can there be found any fashionable lady, who doesn’t know this charming perfume and has never used it. It’s not in vain that this scent is described as ‘the world’s most legendary fragrance’ and that it has been continuously on sale since its production. It also has it philosophy, which is revealed by Chanel herself, who said; “I want to give women an artificial perfume, yes, I really do mean artificial, like a dress, something that has been made. I don’t want any rose or lily of the valley, I want a perfume that is a composition.”
Chanel Faux Pearls
This is the next, as Harper’s Bazaar described it, “the most revolutionary designs of our time.” Despite being faux pearls these wonders manage to gift any dress with a super elegant and sassy look, securing its total glam forever! Such pearl necklaces thus continue to remain real classics for the fashion world.
Chanel Two-Tone Shoes
The best exemplification of Chanel’s longing for minimalistic chic is illustrated with the absolutely stunning two-tone shoes that do describe the best traditions of Chanel ideology. Mainly put with shades of black, white, or beige, these design patterns have been adorning the Chanel footwear for over five decades already. Flats, ballerinas, heels, are all being “subjected” to this type of glam and chic constantly.
Chanel Tweed Jacket
This is the following truly iconic and uber-inventive piece Chanel created. Coming as a best solution for comfort, luxury, and total chic, Chanel tweed jackets were and are ideal for the fall/winter season. Coming with delicate and sophisticated silk lining, they also had a stitched chain on the hems to preserve the original shape of the coat when worn.
Chanel The Breton Top
Stripy patterns are one of the most famous and ethereal designs of all times. And Chanel’s contribution in outing forward these patterns as a key to chic is very significant. Up to now these tops are included in the line of Chanel, and make some of the most successful and great combos.
Chanel Yachting Pants
Coming along with the Breton tops, these ideally designed and shaped pants still influence the fashion trends of each year and each season. Mainly taking her inspiration form manly clothes and translating it into the language of feminine chic, Chanel did manage to impress the decades with her ingenuity and creativity.
Chanel Quilted Flats
Combining the resourceful patterns of the quilted handbag and the comfy design of ballerina flats, Chanel got the following super amazing piece being the quilted flats. Lambskin leather is the most frequently met texture key for these pieces.
Chanel Little Black Dress (LBD)
Finally, the last but not least impressive ad absolutely flabbergasting piece we would like to talk about is the little black dress, being one of the most iconic and dumbfoundingly cute pieces of all times! Designed back in 1926, it was truly called the “Ford” of fashion by American Vogue, because of its unique combination of affordable chic, luxury, chic, cuteness, simplicity, and unsurpassed femininity. The resemblance to the car models of Henry Ford is also significant for this name. This is, indeed, a universal and absolutely breathtaking option for any important occasion.
Thus here were the top 10 most iconic pieces Chanel has come up with so far, and we are sure that apart from very many refreshed and renovated interpretations of these pieces, Chanel is going to present more iconic and ethereal pieces further too. So we are impatiently looking forward to seeing the uber-fresh says of Chanel in the gigantic fashion world!
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