Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fashion Essentials: Chanel 2.55

Probably Coco Chanel wasn't aware of the fact that she was creating an historical bag. But the truth is that in february of 1955, thanks to the inspiration of it's creator, an emblema accesory was born: Chanel 2.55.

This bag is the only one of it's nature that we can call mythical. Which of you haven't dreamt of having one of those? Who wouldn't want to have a bag as beautiful as this one, the only one that combines with everything, from jeans and a cotton shirt to an elegant party dress.

According to the legend, Coco was inspired -to create the 2.55- in the padding of saddles that she often saw in Suresnes racecourse in Paris. With the advent of Karl Lagerfeld to Chanel, the bag was rejuvenated. The kaiser impose certain changes to the 2.55 in size and shape. In 2004, the line was updated and recieved a new name: Cambon, in honor to the street where Coco Chanel used to live in Paris.

Nowadays, celebrities love this bag and they use it in various colors, as red, pink, white, black, etc. Want one? Get a few thousand dollars.

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