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Lot 25: Chanel, Black Shoulder Flap Bag, Italy, 1997-99
by Auctionata Paddle8 AG
25 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Black calf leather, black textile, metal
Chanel - French fashion company, founded by Coco Chanel (1883-1971) in 1909
Embossed manufacturer logo ‘Chanel ® made in Italy’, as well as an affixed label with serial number ‘5776912’
Two handles, lockable flap with applied monogram, four bottom studs
Inside a main pocket as well as two pockets with zipper
Dimensions: 35 x 40.5 x 18 cm
The bag is in good condition. The handle and the clasp with small traces of wear. The exterior shows some minimal scratches. Inside two stains. The dimensions are 35 x 40.5 x 18 cm.
Gabrielle Bonheur Chasnel, also known as Coco Chanel, is one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. Known for her avant-garde and seductive style during the 1920s, her trend setting designs paved the way for what fashion has become today. Coco Chanel became the first great couturière because she adopted a new androgynous style made out of jersey. By the early 20s, Chanel launched her signature cardigan jacket and the following year matched its success with her versatile, semi-formal ‘little black dress’. Both pieces quickly became a Chanel trademark and an enduring fashion standard. To the jacket, she added the luxury Chanel Classic Flapbag 2.55, named after its launch in February 1955. Coco Chanel died on 10 January 1971 at the Hotel Ritz in Paris where she had a residence for more than 30 years. Since 1983, Karl Lagerfeld has been creative director of Chanel's fashion house. His contemporary creations are marked by unconventionality, perfectionism and uniqueness.
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