Coco Chanel 5 part of 5- The Return
“Strength is built by one’s failures, not by one’s successes. I grew strong by swimming upstream against the current. In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different”. Coco Chanel
It was a dance dress made with a taffeta curtain to mark the return of Coco Chanel.
On February 5, 1954, Chanel reopened its maison and presente a new collection.
Chanel’s proposal in the year of its reopening is the tweed suit, with a knee-length wallet skirt, short jacket and gold buttons.
Despite the absence from the scenes, she manages to impose herself with ideas that still today are a cult, like the matelassé 2.55 handbag: “a must have” that all women still want in their wardrobe.
Classicism in the collections of Chanel is preserve over the years enjoying great successes that will last over time. Coco taking the men’s clothes and giving them a feminine twist revolutionizes an era, a way of thinking and life.
“First I don’t draw: I never designed a dress. I use my pencil only to dye my eyes and write letters. I sculpt the model more than design it. I take the fabric and cut. Then I stick it onto a mannequin with pins and, if it goes, someone sews it. If it doesn’t go, I come unstitched it and then I cropping. If it does not go yet I throw it away and start again “.
On January 10, 1971, Coco Chanel died at the age of 87 in the Hotel Ritz room.
Coco Chanel Ritz’s Suite