Fashion Passes, Style Remains

by Helen on September 7, 2009

The new film out this fall about Coco Chanel, has a succinct byline quote from the great designer:

Fashion Passes, Style remains.

Perfect advice from a woman who created such classic styles, yet she was someone who was always breaking the mold.

Although she made dressing in jackets and trousers fashionable almost 100 years ago, she also created glamorous gowns. This almost looks like a wedding dress:

Vintage Coco Channel Dress

Vintage Coco Chanel Dress

There are elements from this dress that simply beg for an update. I really like the softness of the collar. The layers of ruffles are a bit too much, and maybe the sleeves and bodice could be redone as a jacket.  But, this dress from the 1930′s is inspiring….

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