| October 6, 2009 at 10:53 am
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Born in 1883, making her over one hundred years older than me if she were alive today, Coco’s impact on the fashion world has never faded, for she is one designer who carved the template for many long standing fashion trends, and can be acknowledged for being a prominent name is the dawn of unisex garments, as well as the classic collar-less ladies suit and the ‘little black dress’.Coco wasn't afraid to push the boundaries of established tailoring, her reworking of the fitted jacket and the manipulation of patterns cut for men helped to develop her eternal legacy as a talented couturier, and one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century.'Fashion is at once caterpillar and butterfly. Be a caterpillar by day and a butterfly by night...there must be dresses that crawl and dresses that fly'.
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