Fashion
Was Coco Chanel a Feminist?
A new film series on the founder of Chanel showcases her rebel spirit.
Comments

The famously outspoken Coco Chanel did not play by anyone's rules. She functioned according to her own intuition in every domain, ignoring both the dogma of the day and established sartorial rules. It was this spirit that Chanel was inspired in 1913 to introduce a line of sportswear at her shop in Deauville, France that eschewed fashionable corset dressing in favor of lightweight and easy-to-wear jersey separates.

While she ultimately became known the world over by her two famous interlocking initials, to friends (and lovers), she was simply Gabrielle. So it is fitting that for spring/summer 2017, the French fashion house's entire collection—including a covetable new Gabrielle bag and Gabrielle Chanel fragrance—honor the company's true namesake.

Also in celebration of her perpetually relevant legacy, the fashion house is releasing a tetralogy of four short films, over the course of this year, that document Chanel's life . The first, Gabrielle, a rebel at heart, debuted today.

"I decided who I wanted to be, and that is who I am," she famously quipped. It's as admirable an ethos in 2017 as ever.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Whitney Robinson
View Other Articles From Whitney Robinson
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Rikkie Dee's Foodee Global Concepts balances homegrown restaurant concepts with award-winning global brands.
 
Share
 
Share
Journey from Boston to Nantucket to discover the quintessential playground of the American East.
 
Share
Despite their high-profile family backgrounds, these bachelors have chosen to remain humble and under the radar.
 
Share
They're bringing in a whole new slate of actors for season 3.
 
Share
A bi-monthly look at what's to come for your sign courtesy of T&C's master astrologer, Katharine Merlin.
 
Share
Solaire will be flying in 25,000 liters of beer from Bavarian brewery Weihenstephaner, said to be the world’s oldest.
 
Share
She'll marry Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on October 12.
 
Share
No visit to Athens is complete without a stop at the jeweler that launched T&C U.S. editor-in-chief Stellene Volandes's obsession with jewelry.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US