Designed in 1954 by the lady herself, the Chanel jacket is now considered one of the most revolutionary pieces in fashion history.
During her visits to Scotland with the Duke of Westminster, Coco discovered tweed – which would later become the basis of her first jacket. Inspired by the straight, fluid lines seen in mens tailoring; Chanel wanted women to be able to move freely; to not feel like they were ‘in costume’.
The jacket’s minimalist straight cuts came during a time that was desperately seeking modernity and the jacket finally eased women from the cinched-in silhouettes of the fifties.
The ultimate in versatile chic, the Chanel jacket is a piece able to be worn by any woman – adapting to each individual’s flair. Featuring real pockets, stitching in matching or contrasting tones and buttons embossed with the house’s logo – each jacket has a delicate chain sewn into the silk lining to ensure it hangs perfectly.
The Chanel jacket is continually reinterpreted by Karl Lagerfeld and is seen reinvented every year in every collection; yet still maintains the aesthetic of its original design.
The subject of a book and roving exhibition; you really do need to see a Chanel jacket to truly appreciate its exquisite design and quality. If you’re looking for a Chanel jacket, use our sourcing form to let us know and we’ll contact you as soon as one arrives at G&T!
“There’s some things that never go out of fashion; jeans, a white shirt and a Chanel jacket.” – Karl Lagerfeld.