The Chanel 2.55

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Coco Chanel's iconic bag was launched in February of 1955, hence the moniker, 2.55. Each feature of the bag - from the lining to the shoulder strap - reveals a bit about Mme Chanel. The brown lining is the color of the uniforms from the convent where she grew up. The inside zippered compartment on the front flap is where she hid her love letters. The back outside flap is where she stashed extra money. the shoulder straps, which were quite uncommon on luxury items at the time, are there because Mme Chanel saw nothing unfeminine about having her hands free.

extracted from 'The One Hundred" by Nina Garcia

"A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous"
Coco Chanel

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