Coco Chanel | Elsa Schiaparelli

Coco Chanel became famous when she created the Little Black Dress in 1920 this was an elegant simple dress that could be worn in day or night and was first seen when Vogue published a drawing of the Chanel design, It was simple yet elegant design with long narrow sleeves, worn with a string of pearls with Vogue predicting it was going to be a uniform.

vogue appeared to be right with the dress still a fashion statement today that any girl has to have in their wardrobe, Although over the years the dress has changed and there is now many different ways the Little Black Dress can be worn and still look Versatile.

Many people said that the dress was a long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral colour.  This still stands today with Little Black Dresses still being sold on the high street up to top designer brands and can be dressed up or down. This is one of the biggest fashion statements thats been made in history and is a fashion legacy that will continue throughout history.

ELSA SCHIAPARELLI FAMOUS FIRSTS from Schiaparelli officiel on Vimeo.

Elsa Schiaparelli was Coco Chanels biggest fashion rival, However the video above explains how she has made her own legacy in fashion by creating controversy and making statements that are still around today such as the first zipper in haute couture.

“In difficult time fashion is always outrageous” – Elsa Schiaparelli

“Ninety percent are afraid of being conspicuous, and of what people will say. So they buy a gray suit. They should dare to be different.” – Elsa Schiaparelli


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