Coco Chanel - A fashion icon

Fashion designer Coco Chanel liberated women with her creations.

The design philosophy of Chanel was to design clothes that felt as comfortable as mens clothes. The brand was founded in 1909 when corsets still were in fashion, but on the contrary Chanel focused on relaxed fits that reminded of mens leisure wear. Coco Chanel cemented her icon status during the 50’s when she designed the Chanel dress, an alternative to the male suit.