My favorite snippets from the talk include these details:
- Chanel created and made famous a formula that works; square cut, four pockets, silk lined.
- The recognizable color palette; black, red, beige, white, navy blue, beige, and fabrics; jersey and tweed for the jackets.
- Chanel supposedly said, "buttons have to have button holes, pockets be in the right place, useable. A sleeve isn't right if the arm doesn't lift easily."
- The chain in the hem; a little "luxe cache", "a little hidden luxury".
At the end there are 5 models with cardigan jackets, some Chanel, some inspired.
That bit about the sleeve needing to lift or it's not right has really been on my mind a lot throughout this project. I think part of the problem is that jacket armholes are often too low, which makes lifting them difficult. It's something Chanel was known to fuss over so I feel encouraged to do the same.