1963 Chanel suit - Wow! 50 years. This is a classic
Romy Schneider visits CHANEL 31, Rue Cambon, Paris, where Coco fits her for tweed suits, 1961.
Coco Chanel: 1883-1971; The French fashion designer Coco Chanel ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades. Her elegantly casual designs inspired women of fashion to abandon the complicated, uncomfortable clothes - such as petticoats and corsets - that were prevalent in 19th century dress. Among her now-classic innovations were the Chanel suit, costume jewelry, and the little black dress.