Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vintage Chanel

Do you notice a difference in Chanel from 1979 to 1983?

1979

1983

Do you know what the difference is?

1979

1983

The difference is Karl Lagerfeld. He was hired as the head designer at Chanel in 1983 and brought the floundering company out of the doldrums. His fresh designs appealed to a new crop of younger women while still paying homage to the spirit of Coco.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

Karl has been a godsend for Chanel - their designs are STILL fresh and classic.

Louise said...

Those 70's Chanels are pretty blah... Karl Lagerfeld was just what was needed, and deserves all the credit he gets.

Deja Pseu said...

The difference really is amazing, and that last photo could've been a picture of Mlle herself!

Bonita said...

Karl Lagerfeld has always fascinated me...what a difference he made in Chanel!

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