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Chanel Matelasse (Matelassé) - The Original 2.55

Matelassé is a line of quilted handbags by French high-fashion luxury brand Chanel. Though fashion designer Coco Chanel is perhaps most famous for her trademark little black dresses, she is also renowned for creating timeless designs like the Matelassé. The Matelassé motif was first used during the conception of one of her most emblematic handbags, the 2.55. Some speculate that the inspiration for this method of quilting using stitched rhombuses may have come to her from jockeys' jackets or horses' saddle cloths at the racetrack events she often attended.

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The Matelassé is one of Chanel's staple flap bags. Chanel S.A. is a privately held French company owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Coco Chanel. Chanel S.A. is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods, and fashion accessories. In her youth, Gabrielle Chanel gained the nickname Coco from her time as a chanteuse. As a fashion designer, Coco Chanel catered to women's taste for elegance in dress, with blouses and suits, trousers and dresses, and jewelry (gemstone and bijouterie) of simple design, that replaced the opulent, over-designed, and constrictive clothes and accessories of 19th-century fashion. The House of Chanel is known for the "little black dress," the perfume No. 5 de Chanel, and the Chanel Suit. Chanel's use of jersey fabric produced garments that were comfortable and affordable. Chanel revolutionized fashion - high fashion (haute couture) and everyday fashion (prêt-à-porter) - by replacing structured-silhouettes, based upon the corset and the bodice, with garments that were functional and at the same time flattering to the woman's figure.

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