Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Insight : The making of THE Chanel 2.55

An insight into the luxurious world of Chanel.
Am in awe of how much work actually went into creating ONE classic piece! Handmade from scratch & it was painstakingly put together piece by piece & went through the hands of a superb craftsman!
"The manufacture of the bag, with its 180 essential operations, still requires a level of precision and craftsmanship which is jealously guarded."
That's the true essence & value of a Chanel Bag.

*pics & quotes credited to Trendland*

"In 1929 Mademoiselle Chanel was the first to introduce an elegant version of the shoulder bag. It did already exist, in the form of a large pouch with a wide strap, but was only used by members of the military on campaign. Women discovered, to their delight, that by using a thin strap they could walk around with their hands free. A new fashion was born. From then on, Mademoiselle Chanel constantly used this idea, until she eventually created the bag commonly known as the “2.55” (which is in fact its “date of birth”) in February 1955."

<3 IWB

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