A look back at the history of Chanel’s Tweed Jackets

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A LOOK BACK AT THE HISTORY OF CHANEL’S TWEED JACKETS

According to Karl Lagerfeld, the three wardrobe staples that will never go out of style are “jeans, a white shirt, and a Chanel jacket.” Chanel has just released a short film chronicling the rise to popularity of the Chanel jacket and its many incarnations as a part of their Inside Chanel series.

Did you know that Coco Chanel was 71-years-old when she reopened her atelier and designed the jacket that was to become a worldwide sensation? Now, of course, Karl has cut it, dyed it, burned it, bedazzled it, and generally transformed it in every which way, but when it was first created, its most important feature was that it allowed the wearer to move.

Asked what the hardest part of her job was, Chanel gave her interviewer this answer:

“Enabling women to move with ease, to not feel like they’re in costume. Not changing attitude or manner, depending on their dress. It’s very difficult. And the human body is always moving.”

Get your dose of fashion history in the fab video below.