As couture comes to a close, we celebrate the original queen of Parisian cool, Mademoiselle Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel. This photo was taken 78 years ago and yet the only thing that's gone out of style is the cigarette in her hand.
The Chanel famously said 'dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.' Clearly the exception to her own rule, Chanel's dresses remain as memorable as the woman who designed them.
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