The Feminism of Fashion
The dress on the right was the original dress, but then they handed the template over to Coco Chanel in her later years, where she chopped it down, saying "No woman would leave the house in a fashionable city looking like that." Breakfast at Tiffany's look was born. And this was in 1960, which the 50's housewife look was still the thing. This streamlined look was completely radical
Did Chanel start the Russian models trend?
Coco Chanel with her then lover Grand Duke Dmitrii Pavlovich 1920. “Those Grand Dukes were all the same - they looked marvellous but there was nothing behind. Green eyes, fine hands and shoulders, peace-loving, timorous. They drank so as not to be afraid. They were tall and handsome and splendid, but behind it all - nothing; just vodka and the void.” - Chanel to Claude Delay