The Origin of Chanel's Interlocking 'C's Logo and Six Other Cool Things We Learned About the History of Chanel

Time for a Chanel history lesson.
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Time for a Chanel history lesson.
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. Photo: Chanel

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. Photo: Chanel

Yesterday, we introduced you to the child-targeted coloring section of Chanel‘s new microsite Culture Chanel. In addition to superfun time-sucking kid’s games, Culture Chanel, which was launched in conjunction with a new exhibition in Beijing of the same name, offers some really interesting Chanel history lessons, replete with photos and videos.

Click through for the most interesting bits, including where the iconic interlocking C’s came from, a dress that required 1,500 hours of embroidery and a press kit from 1932.Chanel’s use of stars was inspired by pavement in Aubazine, a monastery in France where Mademoiselle Chanel grew up as an orphan.

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