Saturday, October 13, 2012
It’s not about just wearing a dress, a coat, a necklace – it’s all about wearing Chanel. With the simple elegance of Chanel products that range from perfumes, dresses, trousers, jewelry and many more, Chanel veers away from the constricting “elegance” of the over-designed clothes and accessories of 19th Century fashion. In the 1920s, Chanel’s made popular the simple-line design of the “flat-chested” fashions. This was to resist the hourglass-figure – the fashion of the times. Many more innovations and trends were set by Chanel, most notably in the fragrance industry in the 1990s. Having diversified, from first selling hats to mistresses, Chanel is now famous for their clothes, fragrances, handbags and wristwatches. But one star emerges from the lines and anyone can guess is right. It’s of course Chanel No. 5—reportedly purchase in some part of the world once in every six seconds. This and many other products have built the House of Chanel that has been the subject of praise, admiration and desire since 1909. Shreve & Co. is an authorized dealer for Chanel.