From Jeanne Moreau to Jane Birkin to Pharrell Williams, this historic piece has occupied the wardrobes of all the greatest fashion icons. A look back at the history of Chanel’s most timeless item: the tweed jacket.
Imagined for the first time by Gabrielle Chanel, Chanel’s iconic tweed jacket is without a doubt the most prized item of the house. After having crossed the ages and survived all the trends, the famous Chanel jacket comes back for the umpteenth time on the catwalks for the spring-summer 2021 collection, and we still can’t get tired of it.
It was in the mid-1920s, while Coco Chanel was in Scotland, accompanied by the Duke of Westminster, that the designer of one of the greatest houses of all time discovered the emblematic material that was to become inseparable from her creations: tweed. Borrowing a jacket that belonged to her friend, the Duke of Westminster, Gabrielle Chanel was already shaking up the codes of the feminine/masculine, which she will continue to do throughout her career.
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