6. Yachting Trousers
Chanel not only adapted men’s tweed suits to female designs but also sailors’ bell-bottoms. Her yachting trousers, which she paired with knitted cardigans, were part of her innovative sportswear designs and gave women the freedom to move around unrestricted by skirts and corsets.
7. The Breton Top
In the Thirties, Chanel designed and wore a striped top with yachting pants. It has never been out of fashion since.
8. Quilt-stitched Ballet Flats
Timeless, simple, the classic Chanel ballet flats are made of lambskin leather, feature a rounded toe design and have the CC logo embroidered in the front.
9. Two-tone Design
Chanel despised the frilly, over the top designs of the Belle Epoque and favoured simple, black and white designs instead. Her two-tone colour scheme still features in the famous Chanel ballet flats, tights and current Chanel collections designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
10. Chanel Logo
The Chanel logo was designed in 1925 by Coco Chanel herself and has remained unchanged ever since. It turned out to be one of the most recognizable symbols in the fashion world with its overlapping double ‘C’ – one facing forward and the other facing backward.