posted on: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Coco Chanel changed the way women dress forever. She freed women from corsets and heavy piles of lace, instead choosing to dress the body under the clothes rather than change it. Chanel coined the term "costume jewelry", specially designing fun accessories of pot metal and other materials to complete her "simple modern" look.
This technique of adorning women with beautiful jewelry was suited to her vision, where modern women were able to accessorize themselves without having to fight extra layers or constricting shoulder pads.
Today we feature Chanel earrings from the 1950s-1990s, all of which exemplify her timeless look! As the original lover of costume jewels, Ms. Chanel put it best:
"Jewelry isn't meant to make you look rich, it's meant to adorn you, and that's not the same thing."