C is for Coco (Gabrielle) Chanel.
Scandalous, prefering to wear bronzer and bright red lips (which was unheard of in her day) Chanel made clothes to covet. The companion of many lovers, most notedly Boy Capel, Coco released women from constraining whale bone corsets, which made women free in a fashionable sense. I loved Coco's clothes because they were always so effortless. My favourites from original Chanel were the fabulous boyish tweed suits, flowy jersey dresses, pearl necklaces and bows.
When Coco stepped down, the line was taken on by Karl Lagerfeld. The ladies still love Chanel.
C you later,