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Coco puts the finishing touches on a suit, worn by one of her favorite models, Odile de Croy...

My scan from the book Chanel- The Couturier at Work

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A light lilac suit made for the Baroness de Rothschild from the S/S 1964 Collection...



Sleeve detail and the quilted lining that matches the blouse...


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^ Coco looks so chic herself! Bless her.

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I love that shot in #121

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From her comeback collection in 1954


My all time favorite Chanel model Marie-Helene Arnaud in 1959





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Marie-Helene in September 1959 for Marie-Claire




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A lace and chiffon LBD from Vogue Paris in 1927


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Marie Helene in a chemise dress in black wool crepe- 1958


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Marie Helene and Coco attend a premiere - 1960


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Marie-Helene Arnaud is STUNNING.

My mother and I were discussing how beautiful ladies back in the day were - as compared to today.. Its so strange how those genes of pure class didnt get passed down.

Not to mention how gorgeously they dressed.

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speaking of, is there no thread on MHA?!

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Chanel's clothes are gorgeous!

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30th October 1931: Actress Gloria Swanson wearing an orchid chiffon velvet 'Tosca' gown with diamonds, tiny mirrors and steel beads, designed by Chanel and worn with a tiara.


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^ aside from the sweetheart neckline I like it
thanks Booms!

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