Coco Chanel was a leading French designer and founder of Chanel, whose patterns of simplicity and style revolutionized women’s clothing. She was the only designer to be listed in the Time 100 most influential people of the Twentieth Century. She also created her famous No.5 scent, which continues to be the best selling scent in the world. The interlocking C’s remain one of the ultimate brand insignia.
With her trademark suits and little black dresses, Coco created timeless designs that are still popular today. She herself became a much revered style icon known for her simple yet sophisticated outfits paired with great accessories, such as several strands of pearls. The building where her apartment is in Paris was bought by the designer in 1920, and still houses the ground-floor shop, the haute couture workrooms in the attic (where 100 seamstresses still work entirely by hand), and what is now Karl Lagerfeld’s study.
This authentic Chanel square scarf is made from pure silk and dates back to the early 1990’s. In the black and gold colour-way the scarf features various gold chain designs. Included in this design is 4 medallions, 8 plaques that read ‘Chanel’, 4 smaller plaques that read ‘Chanel 31 Rue Cambon Paris’ and the iconic ‘CC’ logo in the center of the scarf. In white lettering ‘ Chanel Paris’ is inside the design. Approximate measurements are 34 x 34 inches / 90 cm. Hems are hand rolled and sewn. Made in France.
Pre-owned: In very good condition this vintage scarf is free of snags, pulls and stains. All photographs can be magnified for a closer view by clicking on the top left corner of photo.