Monday, August 20, 2012

Stitched Portraits: Coco Chanel

She is better known for her contributions to fashion rather than her anti-Semitism, but I could not ignore the latter. On the one hand, Coco Chanel liberated women from suffocating garb by creating loose and sophisticated designs that spoke a new language, influencing modern dress to this day. On the other, she used her position as an Aryan to attempt to unseat her Jewish counterparts in the perfume business and worked as a Nazi spy.

An Enigma,
Coco Chanel
(wearing an unlikely neck decoration):

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