Fashion Icon: Coco Chanel

PROFILE

Born 19.08.1883, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was, and still is, one of the most revered fashion houses around the world

Building her own fashion house after the First World War she was associated with liberating the corseted French women choosing to design casual chic products

She was one of the most ambitious and influential women of her time – an accolade she is still remembered by

Her most famous clients included Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Jackie O – remember her iconic pink suit?

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WHAT MAKES THEM A STYLE ICON?

The influence Coco had over revolutionising post war women’s wardrobe’s was phenomenal

Her high class, structured pieces somehow maintain an edge of casual, understated chic

Coco Chanel does not just represent expensive couture clothing – she represented and still does through Karl Lagerfeld’s designs – independent, strong, ambitious women

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SHOP COCO’S ICONIC LOOK

1. Pastel vintage skirt suit at Etsy

2. Monochrome sling back court shoes at Debenhams

3. Cloche hat at House of Fraser

4. Fresh water pearls at John Lewis

Add a jersey top beneath your vintage suit and look effortlessly elegant to achieve Coco’s incredibly iconic look.

Shop Cocos look

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