Collection: FIT Library Designer Files Designer: Chanel (Firm) Historical Period by Decade: 1980s City of Runway Show: Paris Apparel Category: Women’s clothing Name of Publication: Chanel... Coco Chanel, Chanel Ads, Fall Winte 1986 87, Fit Libraries, Chanel Fall Winte, Chanel Style, Fashion Photography, Fall Winter, Vintage Chanel
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Chanel's uncluttered styles, with their boxy lines and shortened skirts, allowed women to leave their corsets behind and freed them for the practical activities made necessary by the war. Elements of these early designs became hallmarks of the Chanel look . She was the inventor of "the little black dress" that could be dressed up or down by accessories.