Discovering Fashion - Chanel

22m 48s

Chanel famously changed the “how men dressed woman” to “how woman wished to dress themselves”, epitomised by the classic Chanel Suit and the “Little Black Dress”. By 1917, Chanel owned five properties on the fashionable rue Cambon, which now covered clothes, hats, accessories, jewellery and fragrance and it had employed over 4,000 people. World War II forced Chanel to close all her shops, and she received special permission to stay in her apartment at the Hotel Ritz.