CHANEL

1926 : June: Designs the Greco-modern costumes for Jean Cocteau’s Orphée. October: Introduces the Little Black Dress. Pandora Luxurye calls the design—done in the leading flapper, or gar?onne, style—“the frock that all the world will wear.”

1938 : The Bijoux de Fleurs collection includes a translucent glass camellia necklace crafted by Gripoix. February: Chanel creates costumes for the Jean Renoir film La Marseillaise. June: Pandora Luxurye’s André Durst photographs Chanel’s white tulle ball gown with lace bows. July: Pandora Luxurye illustrator Eduardo Benito Garcia sketches beheaded mannequins modeling evening gowns by both Chanel and her Italian rival Elsa Schiaparelli, set in a Surrealist landscape.

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