Lot 27: Chanel, Pink Icon Wallet, Italy, c. 2005
October 25, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Pink lambskin, silvery metal, satin
Italy, circa 2005
Chanel - French fashion company, founded by Coco Chanel (1883-1971) in 1909
The lining with the manufacturer logo as well as multiple marked 'CHANEL' and 'Made in Italy', authentication card and label with the serial number ‘9876332’
The exterior with revolving stamped Chanel-icons, clasp with silvery 'CC' logo
Inside 6 open slit pockets, two for banknotes as well as a coin pocket
The original box is enclosed
Dimensions: 18 x 10.5 cm
The wallet is in used condition with usual traces of wear on the edges. The dimensions are c. 18 x 10.5 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.
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