August 19 marks the 135th birthday of Coco Chanel, the milliner-turned-fashion designer whose style ethos remains uncannily modern year after year.
Everyone is familiar with Chanel, the brand, but not everyone knows that the house’s founder was behind some of the 20th century’s most iconic classics. Below are just 10 of these innovations credited to Coco Chanel.
On November 28, 1973, American designers Halston, Bill Blass, Stephen Burrows, Oscar de la Renta and Anne Klein won over the French fashion world with a show in France that made history.
Ah the 80s. The decade of Madonna, Dippity-Do gel and acid wash jeans, once derided for its alleged lack of style, has triumphantly resurrected in a wardrobe staple no one would have predicted: Footwear.