The 2.55, the brand’s emblematic piece, single-handedly sums up the spirit of Coco Chanel and her obsession with liberating women. The inspiration for the 2.55 came from the way she liked to wear her skirts to the races – hands in her pockets, like a free man. With eyelets, braided leather and brass chains, a ‘Mademoiselle’ revolving clasp and padded leather, the 2.55 was first produced in February 1955, yielding its name.
Last week at the Ritz, a similar style to the original went down the runway. This style was like an elegant tribute to the grandeur of the brand’s workshops. Made of veal leather with black stitching, this piece is captivating with its fabrics that subtly take on light. The gracious and casual piece hides a classic and timeless work of art behind its initially apparent simplicity.