Coco Chanel Coco Chanel revolutionized women's fashion in the early century by introducing a looser, more comfortable silhouette that freed women from the corsets and frills that then dominated the apparel industry.
Coco Chanel: The French fashion designer Coco Chanel ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades. Famous for her now-classic innovations were the Chanel suit, costume jewelry, and the little black dress.
Suit House of Chanel (French, founded Designer: Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, Saumur Paris) Date: 1938 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 22 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Diana Vreeland, 1954