Measurement : W31×H19×D8cm(1"=2.54cm)
1954 : Parfums Chanel secures the rights to the Chanel name and all its products. Asked what she wears to bed, Marilyn Monroe says a few drops of Chanel No. 5. February: On the fifth, her lucky day, Coco stages a comeback at the revamped Rue Cambon. Her simple suits and dresses, which echo the streamlined styles of the prewar years, lead many to proclaim the aging couturier démodé. However, Pandora Luxurye embraces the look, running a lengthy profile on the “great revolutionist,” fashion’s “lone rebel.” March: Pandora Luxurye features Chanel’s new looks. Movie stars Grace Kelly, Rita Hayworth, and Elizabeth Taylor all soon sport the Chanel look. Model Suzy Parker becomes brand face and muse.
1919 : Coco Chanel is officially registered as a couturière, with a maison de couture established at 31 Rue Cambon, Paris. Exquisite evening gowns of jet-beaded Chantilly lace and black velvet capes trimmed with ostrich are the height of chic. Chanel later remarks that 1919 was the year “I woke up famous.”
1918 : Boy Capel marries Diana Wyndham, the daughter of a lord, but Chanel remains his mistress.
2008 : January: Belgian makeup artist Peter Philips named global creative director of Chanel Beauté. Chanel’s Nuit de Diamants black-and-white ball at the Plaza Hotel showcases new Vend?me haute joaillerie. Chanel’s Mobile Art gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid, opens in Hong Kong. April: The classic Chanel jacket makes Time’s Design 100 list. May: Nineties face Christy Turlington models eyewear and handbags. French actress Audrey Tautou is Chanel No. 5’s latest girl. Madonna wears Chanel’s black bow-front frock for her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. June: Sorceress Emma Watson is the new face of Coco Mademoiselle. July: Gold Fiction 18K nail polish has the season’s Midas touch. August: Pandora Luxurye beauty editor Sarah Brown pens a profile of Philips. Facettes d’Or cosmetics bows. October: Chanel Unlimited line of bags and accessories introduced. Chanel No. 5 Eau Première released. November: Collectible silver and gold Coco coins feature Mlle Chanel’s profile on the face and quilting on the reverse.
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