"Coco Chanel Skirt"

By Allan Angel

(August 26, 2016)

After the jersey suit, the concept of the little black dress is often cited as a Chanel contribution to the fashion lexicon and it is a style still worn to this day. Something like this iconic dress that Audrey Hepburn wore for the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s can be likened to the look Coco Chanel built. Ironically, Chanel once remarked Hollywood as “capital of bad taste and is vulgar.”

The black dress or ‘the spare look’ generated widespread criticism from male journalists, who complained: “no more bosom, no more stomach, no more rump… Feminine fashion of this moment in the 20th century will be baptized lop off everything.

Coco Chanel was considered the greatest fashion designer who ever lived. She also had somewhat of a checkered past. Her net worth was $19 billion in 1970 and considered one of the richest women of all time.

But it was her pragmatic use of fashion that made her a success, catering to women and their needs. she was credited along with Paul Poiret of liberating women from the constraints of the “corseted silhouette” and popularizing a sporty casual chic as the feminine standard of style. Chanel conducted tests with models, having them walk around, step up to a platform as if climbing stairs of an imaginary bus, and bend as if getting into a low-slung sports car.

She was somewhat conservative, which were encouraged by her social connections, and used muted colors vowing that she would dress all women in black for it “wipes out everything else around.” Her common sense also wove itself into her line of jewelry which was considered a conceptual innovation, as her design and materials incorporated both simulated and fine gem stones. She remarked, “It’s disgusting to walk around with millions around the neck because one happens to be rich. I only like fake jewelry… because it’s provocative.”

Its effervescent style so different from your usual Chanel makes this skirt more special believed to be made during 2011. It’s a haute couture from the Coco Channel label that was released around 2011 with an original price tag of $11,000. I am selling this for the price or $2,000.

It’s not super fitted meaning it doesn’t cling to a woman's curves. Has an A line type of structure. Under the skirt is a petticoat, a polyester maybe to hold the poofy shape. It deviates from the Chanel look because it’s not all black. It’s a beige color and the design and the slight apricot color meshed into the beige tweed gives it that extra kick of color.

It has layers and layers of fabric and ruffles. It still has that business look but has that playful sexy vibe in it ,which is so different from the sophisticated look Chanel is usually associated with. It would be something women would wear if they’re going at a garden party or even a lunch out with the girls or when she’s relaxing that day. It brings out the playful side of the business woman, basically.

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