Chanel 2.55 🖤- "The bag was first dreamed up by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in the early 1920s when, ever-practical and tired of having to carry her bag in her hands, the designer took inspiration from soldiers’ packs and incorporated an extended strap into her own carryall. After World War II, she launched the quilted bag in earnest, in February 1955 putting a long, chain strap model forth (hence the name) and captivating women ever since.
The genius of the Chanel bag can be found in its versatility—it has managed to be the perfect accessory, be its wearer in jeans or black -tie, artfully disheveled or painstakingly put together, for more than half a century, invading not only our wardrobes but our cultural consciousness as well. Whether it’s clasped in the hands of Holly Golightly, slumped wistfully next to Paul Varjak toward the end of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, or slipped over the shoulder of a sensibly suited Princess Diana during an official visit, it communicates a much-sought-after sense of sophistication and polish." - Vogue.com