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Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel: Queen of 20th Century Fashion

Fun fact: Coco Chanel is so remarkable she was the only fashion designer on Time Magazine’s “List of 100 most influential People of the 20th century.” There, she’s listed alongside military commanders and heads of state… all for helping women pick the right outfit, jewelry, and designer handbag for the occasion

Nowadays, vintage Chanel’s products are priceless for designers and collectors at auction; the fashion world still deeply admires Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, and it shows in how record-breaking the numbers for her pieces can go now. Celebrate this unique and historic fashion icon with us below, as we look at the 3 most expensive Coco Chanel collectors’ items ever sold at auction!

Chanel Bag for $32,500”

How adorable and striking is this designers bag? This is the Métiers D'Art Paris-Shanghai Black Lucite Matryoshka Evening Bag with Gold Hardware. It sold at Christie’s New York in an auction for $32,500. We just cannot get over and unique and chic this little dumpling of a bag this is; imagine the fashion statement you make walking into a restaurant and hanging this bag around your chair. High. Class. Shit. A very unique item, but much cheaper Coco auction items can be found, too!

1923 Fuchsia Silk Satin Evening Cape for $20,400”

How incredible is this designers cape, sold to a fashion collector for $20,400 at auction? This piece was created in 1923, but the silk and satin have clearly been restored to a brilliant color. Look at how rich the pink is on this unique piece: timeless. We can see why a century later, this garment went for the cost of a car at auction. Truly a fashion designer’s dream garb – one of the more unique collectors’ items you’ll ever see.

Coco Chanel’s Desk sold for $223,860 at The Ritz Paris, France Auction”

Yup. You read that right. A quart mil not for a car, not for a house… for a fucking desk. BUT NOT JUST ANY DESK! A designers’ dream desk: the desk of Coco herself. This is the quintessential fashion collector’s item: a unique piece of furniture owned by an icon of the fashion industry! Even a century later, Coco Chanel remains among the chicest brands in fashion, and this Coco Chanel suite would bring. It may look fairly ordinary to the untrained eye, but collectors out there decided this piece was unique enough for a seriously huge price tag. In fact, the auction organizers were stunned themselves; they said they had estimated the desk and chair to sell at $750, 300 times less than its auction price.

Check Our site for Chanel Designers Items in Future Auctions!”

If you search around the Internet enough, you’ll find Coco Chanel vintage items for auction. Check our Ouslet auction website for any fashion or collectors’ items you feel may bring a little elegance to your life!

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