When you think of Coco Chanel, we’ll take a wild guess the words "career" and "mistakes" aren’t what come to mind. Fashion icon, perfume, tweed, and LBD sound more like it, right? Well, not if you ask Karl Lagerfeld, the legendary designer behind Chanel’s powerful fashion house and father of Choupette (the highest paid cat around).
We came across a not-so-recent article posted on Vogue ("Karl’s Coco Myth") in which Lagerfeld states why he believes Coco made two major mistakes near the end of her career (quote below).
"The first was when she said, 'Not one man I have spoken to likes a woman in mini skirts'. I think no one dared to tell this 86-year-old lady that miniskirts are great and really sexy," he says. "Number two was when she decided blue jeans were horrible. This was the fashion of the world at that particular moment—it was the '60s. No one wanted to be told by an old lady that miniskirts and jeans weren't chic. The result was that she lost her power and in the end no one cared about what she did."
Did this bold statement surprise you? Who do you agree with—Karl or Coco? Before you tell us your thoughts, scroll down to shop our favourite miniskirts and jeans for spring!
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