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11 facts you do not know about Chanel

Coco Chanel's perfume, which debuted in 1921, was sensational from the moment it was released. Even Andy Warhol used the perfume, the brand's iconic product, in his work.

a yellow container with a label

During a photo shoot during the Chanel fashion show in 1994, a make-up artist noticed that all models' nails were empty and immediately painted them all with a felt-out pencil. This reveals the iconic burgundy nail polish called Chanel Rouge Noir. It's the world's first no-go and waiting line.

a bottle of perfume

Coco Chanel has been praised for often dressing women in trousers. In addition, Coco Chanel was the first person to adapt the suit, previously worn only by men, to women. Until then, the fashion world of corsets and extra feminine clothes has undergone a major change thanks to Coco Chanel.

Kasia Struss wearing a dress
a woman walking down a runway

In 1926, Vogue published a black dress from Chanel's latest collection, and with it the short black dress, which is now a must in our closet, came into our lives.

a person wearing a black dress
Kristen Stewart in a black dress

Although Chanel has historically mostly been synonymous with couture, the first boutique to open in 1910 actually only sold hats. The first couture boutique did not open until 1915.

a person in a hat and sunglasses standing next to a car

Before the Chanel brand became known to the world, Coco Chanel gained fame in Paris for its luxury hats. Known as Chanel Modes, these hats have long been a favorite of the entire Parisian elite.

Coco Chanel in a hat

In 1945, there were five Chanel boutiques in Paris. Unfortunately, four were closed during the Second World War, leaving only one boutique selling accessories and perfumes.

a building with a large tree and lights

Today, this type of shoe, which is very identified with Chanel and made many similar, did not exist until 1957. Coco Chanel designed these shoes by working very closely with the tailor Monsieur Massaro. These iconic shoes of today had two important functions; The first is to make the feet look smaller, and the second is to make the legs look longer.

a white and grey hat

Although it sounds like a strange name, this bag was designed in February 1955 and received its name from this date.

a black and white photo of a black and white hat

Coco Chanel has never been 100 per cent owned by her brand. His business partner Pierre Wertheimer initially gave only 10 percent to Coco Chanel. As time went on, Coco Chanel's stock increased, but she never owned chanel entirely. Now chanel is entirely owned by Pierre's heirs, Alain and Gerard Wertheimer.

a person in a hat and dress

Chanel's 2.55 bag is getting more valuable and expensive every year. The price of this bag, which is gaining even faster than housing values or stock market shares, has increased by 70 percent since last year. Today it costs about $5,000.

a red leather wallet
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