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Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Read it and weep . .

. . . with envy. Bag Snob Tina's ode to the Chanel jacket.

Regardless of how one prefers to wear their CHANEL jacket, we all agree that there is no other piece of clothing that transcends time, style and age as gracefully. I wear mine with jeans for lunch and shopping dates, wide legged trousers for cocktails and a full length multi tiered silk chiffon Chanel skirt for black tie. My CHANEL jackets are my secret weapon, the pull it out and be fabulous no matter how much I weigh or feel at the moment kind. Nothing in my closet is as glamorous or versatile, I own dozens of CHANEL jackets and do not plan to part with any of them! Some I have had for 13 years, since I first started collecting at age 25, and some are new additions from this season. I keep each and every single one in a cedar lined closet in its original Chanel wardrobe cover with a photo on the outside for ease of dressing. Call me obsessive but those of you who own these amazing creations know what I am talking about, the ones who don't, you need to go and try one on. Just for the experience. And you'll most likely leave with one.


Deja Pseu said...

What I wouldn't give for just ONE Chanel jacket! But every time I've been in one of the Chanel boutiques, they've got Squat. Nada. Bupkis. I'm willing to invest...what's the secret to finding one??? Or is this the garment version of a Birkin?

Anonymous said...

So true - I wear mine all the time, and I made it! I have another one in the works right now.

Authentic Chanel construction methods are well-documented, and are popluar jacket projects among sewists.