ICON | Coco Chanel


Some rarer photos of Coco Chanel: Left: Coco Chanel in 1912, before she cut her hair, dressed up for a ball in the costume of a page boy at a village wedding. Her close-fitting jacket, black bow and round hat are pure Chanel. Right: Chanel in her English period, photographed with her friend Vera Bates in 1928. Both had borrowed tweeds and sweaters belonging to Chanel's wealthy lover, the Duke of Westminster. Both photos are scanned from the 1996 book Chanel, which I borrowed from the library of Heather John.

In the Tomboy Style universe, Coco Chanel was the big bang.

6 comments:

saraalana said...

The biggest icon of all! I love that she started out by altering menswear for herself. She was revolutionary.

Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

coco, coco, coco, love her. thanks for sharing these great pics!

Jane Flanagan said...

Love these photos.

Tyra Davis said...

Oh, Coco! What's left to be said!

JaKenna said...

Wow, love these pictures! Currently searching my dad's closet for any over sized tweed jackets...

julia wheeler said...

these are really great finds!