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CHANEL BLOGS AND LOOKBOOK

It's Bastille Day and we thought we'd celebrate by giving you a look at the fabulous Chanel collection available at Decades right now. The Ready-to-Wear dates from as early as the 1990s through last year, and the two Haute Couture pieces from the 1960s and 1980s are worth seeing. We've also included blogs here to show some pieces on the runway, give the context of the collection and offer you a few styling ideas. Wearing Chanel is a stylish way to show your pride and love for France, and a smart fashion investment as Chanel is timeless and always in style. Happy Bastille Day!  The Chanel Spring...

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RED RIBBON PRIDE

Franco Moschino was famous for his rebellions within the fashion industry, creating playful designs that parodied 1980s fashion and already iconic looks like the Chanel suit. He died on September 18th, 1994 of AIDS complications, and in his last show at Moschino models wore AIDS ribbons. The now iconic red symbol was created by 12 artists in 1991 for Visual Aids, a New York arts organization that raised awareness of HIV, to make the disease visible when it was highly stigmatized. This now vintage Moschino waistcoat vest from the early 90s features the AIDS awareness red ribbon and black logo...

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ORIGINAL BOHO CHIC

ORIGINAL BOHO CHIC

This polka-dot printed blue chiffon two-piece peasant ensemble is classic Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche from the 1970s. The photo on the right is a similar YSL piece from Vogue 1977 to give you an idea of the iconic look. It's light and flowy and perfect for an effortless summer boho vibe in the sun. And because it's a two-piece, you can alawys use them separately. Wear the off-shoulder top with light denim and sandals, or the high-waisted skirt with a white tank tucked in. For more details, find it in the YSL collection we've curated featuring over 40 pieces...

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EXTRAVAGANT PLAY

EXTRAVAGANT PLAY

                Sarah Mower wrote Fendi’s Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear collection, featuring supermodels like Stella Maxwell and Kendall Jenner, was “unforced, contemporary­­ -- and exactly what girls would want to wear right now,” . Historically Fendi is known for incredible uses of fur, and in the last few years the brand has brought a new sense of fun into their designs with cartoons and bright colors like the Daisy Beaded Fox Fur trimmed handbag or the red Mink collar coat. This move makes total sense as the double-F logo stands for “Fun Furs,” a term...

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FROM THE CHANEL ARCHIVES

FROM THE CHANEL ARCHIVES

This Chanel Haute Couture gown was designed by Coco Chanel in the 1960s. The silk chiffon was hand-beaded by Maison Lesage, Paris’ oldest embroidery studio, with a trim along the deep-v neckline and a floral design that seems to grow from the bottom of the dress. You can strut like the models wearing Chanel in the picture (also from the 60s) with the flowy and detachable shawl that makes this look even more elegant. The consignor’s mother purchased it from a private sale of the Chanel archives at Chanel Rue Cambon when Karl Lagerfeld started at the house in 1983....

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