Lot 22: Chanel, Black Quilted Lambskin Shoulder Bag, c. 1990
October 25, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Black lambskin leather, gold-colored metal
Italy, circa 1990
Chanel – French fashion company, founded in 1909 by Coco Chanel (1883-1971)
Inside with manufacturer's logo ‘CHANEL ®’ as well as 'CC' on zipper and pendant, Chanel warranty card and label with the serial number '1164190'
Black quilted ladies shoulder bag with wattled shoulder strap from gold-coloured metal chain and leather
One main pocket and a side pocket, each with zipper
Dimensions: c. 27 x 34 x 7 cm; shoulder drop: c. 30 cm
Vintage Chanel Bag with a wonderful leather patina
The bag is in good condition with minor traces of wear. The dimensions are circa 27 x 34 x 7 cm, the shoulder drop measures c. 30 cm.
Gabrielle Bonheur Chasnel, also known as Coco Chanel, is one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. Known for her avant-garde and seductive style during the 1920s, her trend setting designs paved the way for what fashion has become today. Coco Chanel became the first great couturière because she adopted a new androgynous style made out of jersey. By the early 20s, Chanel launched her signature cardigan jacket and the following year matched its success with her versatile, semi-formal ‘little black dress’. Both pieces quickly became a Chanel trademark and an enduring fashion standard. To the jacket, she added the luxury Chanel Classic Flapbag 2.55, named after its launch in February 1955. Coco Chanel died on 10 January 1971 at the Hotel Ritz in Paris where she had a residence for more than 30 years. Since 1983, Karl Lagerfeld has been creative director of Chanel's fashion house. His contemporary creations are marked by unconventionality, perfectionism and uniqueness. (kre)
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