In this post we would like to focus on the most famous and important fashion accessory of all times: Chanel Vintage 2.55 bag.
To start with, it has been conceived in February, 1955. Its revolutionary strap made it possible for the high-class society ladies wear their bag and free their hands.
Let’s start with the icon motif (pattern) which because the most famous in fashion history: matelassè (quilted). Chanel’s inspiration came from her love and dedication of horses and horse riding. From there she re-invented the famous printed pattern of the stablemen vest.
Flap and Lining
It’s internal burgundy lining corresponds to Chanel’s school uniform!
Moreover, on the double flap models (vintage editions), the first internal zipper pocket is created to hide love letters!
The outside flap was for coins and spare change.
In addition, the famous leather and metal chain strap is inspired from the early days of mademoiselle Chanel, duing her time spent in a religious convent.
Above all, the front twist lock was the most significant personalization of this iconic bag: The Mademoiselle Lock. This symbol was born to empower women.