chanel hats

By Benoit Peverelli
Chanel Press Office
Chanel Haute Couture 2012

Chanels' first business venture which began at the now legendary 21 Rue Cambon location was to sell hats to the wealthy nobles and elite upper class. Her style became known after she began buying straw boater hats and decorating them in a simpler manner than current fashion dictated. Chanel hats were worn by actress Gabrielle Dorziat in the play Bel Ami, presented by Theatre du Vaudeville in 1912.
Lovely to see how her legacy is still much a part of the couture line.