Did you know…

Did you know…Coco Chanel loved horses? Probably you do, but…what’s even more interesting, she has got her inspiration of the famous Chanel “matelassé” pattern out of the printed vests of a jockey.White Chanel Jacket Chanel high heels and Grey Chanel Classic Flap Bag Horseracing, we already wrote a blogpost of the Kentucky Derby in 2015 (read here) and fashion was all over the place, so I am not really surprised this was the setting were Mademoiselle Coco has got her inspiration.Horseracing Jockey on Horse Kentucky DerbyYou recognise the quilted Chanel pattern in every piece of the French fashion house. The stitching technique ensures that the pattern had some sort of diamond pads in it. Chanel quilted patternAround 1920, Coco (we may say Coco, right) adapted the technique for the first time on her pillows in her apartment in Rue Cambon, Paris. Every since, the quilted pattern has become the signature style for the famous handbags, clothes, shoes and jewelry. Coco Chanel and Boy Chapel Polo Player Fashion InspirationOn the picture, you’ll see Coco Chanel with Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel, a British polo player and muse of the fashion designer.



  1. June 3, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    Perhaps that’s why my horse was named Coco Chanel 🙂

  2. June 10, 2016 / 6:07 am

    Interesting! I didn’t know! Thanks for the new information 🙂

    • Equestrian Lifestyle
      June 14, 2016 / 10:47 am


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