Chanel is one of the oldest and most venerable fashion houses in France. Its logo is emblematic of its approach to fashion: simple, no-nonsense, chic, understated, clear.
The story of the company's founder Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel - even before she founded the company - was so interesting that a film has been made about it. What happened after she started building up her business with a new vision of women's clothing, aided by money provided by her lover, had become legendary.
Indeed, legend is a word that suits Chanel. Legendary names associated with it (Marilyn Monroe), legendary creations (Chanel N°5), a legendary story about how she did or didn't carry a message from the Nazis to the English during the Second World War and a legendary designer that has been working for the company since the early eighties, helping to push the brand into the 21st Century: Karl Lagerfeld.
If you want to experience part of the legend, try out the Chanel boutique on avenue Montaigne.
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