Tailored pants, quilted leather and tweed are all things associated with Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. But from where did she draw inspiration for these sartorial choices that have come to define her iconic fashion house?  

Inside CHANEL explores the legacy behind the name. In the newest instalment of the series, we learn of the masculine forces that, in part, inspired Chanel to create some of the most progressive designs of her time.

Why should Dali, Picasso and the Duke of Westminster (just some of the men with whom she crossed paths) be the only ones who got to wear pants? Drawing inspiration from their lives, she forged a path of fierce independence extending far beyond the confines of gender. 

Watch episode 26 of Inside CHANEL here:

Watch all the episodes at inside.chanel.com.