Coco Chanel. Return of the Legend.
by Cashmere Wrap & Macadamia Nuts
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was an icon of style and elegance. Her persona never stops to inspire, as her life was so rich in adventures, conquers and drama – all this creating the immortal legend of Chanel.
Her return to the world of fashion, after years of exile in in Switzerland, is fascinating. Once a great couturier, now forgotten and deserted, returns to Paris to prove once again that her vision is supreme to any passing fashions of the day, as it is timeless and indisputably perfect. The return, however, is quite bitter and Chanel no longer triumphant. Ridiculed by the French press, accused of loosing her touch on modernity, criticized for her outdated ideas. Gabrielle Chanel is no longer the queen, only a sad memory of a bygone era…
This is how the story begins, as filmed by Karl Lagerfeld and starred brilliantly by Geraldine Chaplin. It shows Coco Chanel at her moment of trial, when the strength of her character is tested once again. The rest belongs to the history. Without “the return” there would be no two-tone shoes, iconic bouclé suit or 5.22 bag.