Thursday, 9 February 2012

Coco's Tweed


Coco Chanel

 Tweed -A coarse, rugged, often nubby woolen fabric made in any of various twill weaves and used chiefly for casual suits and coats- first used in Britain over a hundred years ago.Only Coco Chanel popularized the cloth for women, making up the most simple and easy classic tweed suit with fitted jacket and narrow skirt.




Coco introduced it to the public in it's first fifteen years of silence after the show in 1954. Then she was seventy. As with all inventions Chanel tweed suit has a very simple design, comfortable and extremely practical.


The Chanel bouclé tweed jacket is the embodiment of elegance and respectability at the same time it is feminine. It is no accident that it has always been appreciated the first ladies of the world: Jacqueline Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana, Nancy Reagan.

Jackie Kennedy

Grace Kelly


Romy Schneider

Suzy Parker


Shirley MacLaine as Coco Chanel

Chanel 1959

Journal Magazine,March 1958

Chanel 1961



Today, no single collection from Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel, whether it's "high fashion" or "ready-to-wear" is not without models in tweed suit. Retaining the basic features, the designer tries to make it in the rhythm of modern times: and even shorten the sleeves cut off, lifts and lengthens the skirt persistently experimenting with a collar or refuse it altogether. Remains unchanged, only one component remains- the tweed.


Chanel Resort 2012
The tweed suit from Chanel - it's always the sign thing. Possession means that you will never sin against purity of classical style, while remaining relaxed and always unpredictable.This is what Coco Chanel wanted to see in a woman.  





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