Beaded Black 1920's Dress Set w/ Carwash Hem by benita
She designed clothing so women could look “simple & easy,” but not poor. Steele described Chanel’s personal style as “so iconic, easy, nonchalant, feminine & androgynous. “It was an easy style opposed to uptight French ladies with poodles. She was her own best fashion model,” said Steele. She inspired the little black jacket for women: The inspiration came from a man, the lift boy uniform in the hotel of Baron Pantz near Salzburg, where she saw it, but the genius was to translate it.
Fringed evening dress, layers of shaded blue - Coco Chanel, 1920s - Kent State University