Saturday, October 10, 2020

Looking for the Chanel Jacket


Last Tuesday’s  Chanel show at Grand Palais was the end of Fashion Week. Even with less fashion editors traveling, many of the faithful showed up.  


I kept my eyes peeled for an 
authentic Chanel jacket. Would I be able to identify a real one vs. a copy?
So many variations on a theme.



Did you know 
Chanel got her cardigan idea from an Austrian menswear Loden  jacket? Its true. 


This one looks home-made. It doesn’t hang right.

There should be a little gold chain in the jacket’s hem. There are a gazillion 

DYI youtube videos.


 
I once visited Hawick (pronounced Hoyk) in Scotland for Christmas where Chanel Tweeds were once woven. That’s the closest I’ve come to a Chanel jacket. Plus gawping at the bi-annual Chanel shows. 


This one seems right. I like the simplicity of the collar-less look.
A fun Chanel printed leather jacket in name only.
I love this witty
Karl’ bag with Coco’s Ritz suite address on it.

You can see the latest Spring/Summer 2021 show 

here. Lots of bright pink and bathrobe styling.

The ultra simple decor - giant Chanel letters like HOLLYWOOD. I miss Lagerfeld’s wild fantasy sets... 
Grand Palais is right by the Pont Alexandre III bridge. What a dramatic setting. Should I map this? 

I’ve been imagining a real Chanel jacket draped over an Empire chair...easy to do with watercolors. Its in my etsy shop if you’d like to have your own Chanel jacket. Bonne Week-End dear PBers Keep dreaming of Paris❤️💋🐻

19 comments:

Bonnie L said...

Your watercolor of the Chanel jacket draped over the chair is so lovely! Sadly, that is the closest that I will get to one of these coveted classics. It is so fun seeing women at the show in their real & faux Chanel. Love the woman in the grey suit with the Ritz bag...and the soft grey houndstooth jacket with pastels running through it...sigh! Thank you, Carol, for letting us live vicariously through your Paris adventures. Love the Chanel watercolors in your Etsy shop. ❤️

Mary Russell said...

CHANEL tout les temps! Fantastic post, Carol🇫🇷. History I did not know about. Yes! Would love a Map on this💗 You can also subscribe to the Chanel App & see all the shows. It must be difficult to create a show after Karl, non?

Dorrance said...

The link to the lady who sews was interesting...I can’t believe she calls herself an “amateur”. She is very talented. I wonder if it would be easier for us true amateurs to embellish a jacket that we already have. With the right trim, of course...I see a visit to Marche Saint-Pierre in my future (when we can return to Paris!).

Parisbreakfasts said...

Maybe go to Scotland instead of Montmartre for your bouclé tweed?

Parisbreakfasts said...

‘After-Karl’

Will there ever be another? I think not...

Ga From Dekalb said...

Loved your post Carol. It is always so much fun looking at French couture. I miss seeing Karl Lagerfeld he was so flamboyant. Have been watching Emily In Paris on Netflix.

La Table De Nana said...

Fun to see the Chanel girls and YOUR chair the most.I cannot imagine a life needing the perfect Chanel jacket:)Hunter or Joules boots yes..Linen..yes..

Sally S said...

Fun to see the variations.

Anne K said...

Très joli Carol !

Emily T said...

Yes the jacket is it! !!

NJP said...

Ah, oui Carol ! you should map that bridge !

I like your chairs with purse and jacket too.

Sally said...

Carol,
Would you wear a fake Chanel jacket? I think I could in the town where I live but not in Paris.

Parisbreakfasts said...

These days there are so many variations...
I would definitely where one, real or not, if it was pretty enough.

Dennis said...

We always eagerly await a post from you, Carol. Your posts are the next best thing to being in Paris.

sukicart said...

Love your aquarelle of the chair and jacket and love the classic Chanel look. Great people watching at the fashion shows, probably better than the shows themselves.

Unknown said...

I've been following your great blog for several years through my friend Susan. You've inspired me to start my own little blog, juliejotsbonjour.com. You might like the first one, all about a scarf I was given with a huge plan de Paris on it....I found my address when a student in Paris in 1952. My blog is for French students, a sentence or three in French, same sentences in English. You are a master
at blogging....we get free trips to Paris via you....our favorite Ile St. Louis, especially.
Julie Parker

Parisbreakfasts said...

I have the same scarf Julie
No link to yr blog?

Unknown said...

I'm so new at this and yet so old I don't know how to leave a link. i'll learn soon I hope. I thought just putting down juliejotsbonjour.com was the link???
Julie P.

Unknown said...

I don't know why it calls me Unknown. I am Julieparkerbonjour.