The Parisian fashion house was created by Coco Chanel in the earily 1900′s. The first handbag by the designer was the Chanel classic chain and quilted leather handbag on February 1955.. the date is used as the name of the recently re-released bag, 2.55.
Coco Chanel worked until her death in the 1970′s. Karl Lagerfeld is the head designer today.
The Chanel brand is well-known for their diamond pattern as well as the signature Chanel interlocking double-C (one facing forwards the other facing backwards), both which have become widely copied trademarks by counterfeiters.
Celebrities famously known for their Chanel handbag collection are Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Moss, Cameron Diaz, Hilary Duff, Ashley & Mary Kate Olsen, Jessica Simpson, Mischa Barton, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Victoria Beckham, Agyness Deyn and many more, including thousands in The Bag Forum.
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