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Coco Chanel

You are viewing a Custom Painted Pony by Khw called COCO.(see excerpt below). This custom pony is named Coco.... after THE most famous Fashion Designer ever. "Coco" is an original, signed by the artist on both the small placard (Trail of painted Ponies) and on the underside of Coco's Base. She is the only edition (1 of 1) but she is also The Second of 12 Ponies in this Series of : Famous Ladies. She is Khw's fifth Pony offering overall, and will likely go up in value because her work is bound to improve. This pony is not airbrushed, but painstakingly hand brushed over and over, to attain this high gloss metal look. This figurine is 6.5" Tall X 8.5" Long . This was Kelly's second attempt at using metallic paints on resin and found that while the results could be fabulous... it is way easy to make mistakes. Coco took a mixture including 3 colors of Gold paint to attain just the right hue of Gold. Then Platinum & Onyx accents on her mane, tail, hooves and lightly on her face. She has been finished with 3 coats of brushed-on gloss polyurethane which is easy to scratch so, she must be handled carefully. Coco is wearing a handmade authentic Ranch Mink Stole with a pair of 8ctw Cubic Zirconia studs as the buttons (looped). She's carrying a handmade Jet Black fine Deerskin Leather shoulder bag with a gold chain interlaced with black accent cord. The sling bag is decorated with a gold tassle. Her headstall is simple and chic: a forehead drape of fine golden chain & icicles ending in a lead rope to match her shoulder bag. Around one rear ankle is a string of 4.5mm pearlized beads and on the other rear leg is a golden bangle wrap. On her right hip is a large "C" embellished with Swarovski crystals. Finished off with another Swarovski crystal at the base of her tail and this is Kelly's tribute to this fabulous designer pony....Coco. The Ranch Mink Stole, the Handbag and the bridle can all be removed at will, carefully. A letter of information/explanation into future ponies and a COA will accompany each pony purchased. What a gift ...for a woman who has everything. Kelly appreciates each and every one of you that looked at her pony....... and hopes you all have a special equine Pal in your life!

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (August 19, 1883 – January 10, 1971) was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her arguably the most important figure in the history of 20th-century fashion. Her influence on haute couture was such that she was the only person in the field to be named on TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people of the 20th century. The origin of the nickname Coco is uncertain. Many sources indicate that it was acquired at La Rotonde, a cafe frequented by members of a French cavalry regiment and many of the artists who flocked to Paris' Montparnasse section at the turn of the 20th century. It was there that Chanel, then a cabaret singer, performed a song called "Qui qu'a vu Coco", orb "Who has seen Coco", and the name stuck. Other sources state that her audiences cried "Coco" when they wanted an encore.
She opened her first shop in 1910 at the 21 rue Cambon, then opened a boutique in Deauville in 1913 and a couture house in 1915. She moved her firm to 31 rue Cambon in 1918. Her romances with the famous men of the day had considerable influence on the stylistic evolution of her fashions. The influential Chanel suit, launched in 1923, was an elegant suit comprising a knee-length skirt and trim, boxy jacket, traditionally made of woven wool with black trim and gold buttons and worn with large costume-pearl necklaces. Coco Chanel also popularized the little black dress, whose blank-slate versatility allowed it to be worn for day and evening, depending on how it was accessorized. Although unassuming black dresses existed before Chanel, the ones she designed were considered the haute couture standard. In 1923, she told Harper's Bazaar that "simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance." She always kept the clothing she designed simple and comfortable. She took what was considered poor fabrics like jersey and upgraded them. Traditional Chanel accessories include multiple strands of pearls and gold chains, quilted handbags, sling-back pumps in ivory with black toes, quilted handbags with shoulder straps made of gold chain, and gardenias. She liked to mix imitation jewels with real jewels and often combined massive amounts with sportswear. She introduced pea jackets and bell bottom pants for women. Truly, she has earned the claim to fame of being the most fabulously chic' woman & fashion designer in history. Her fashion lines, even vintage items, are sought after vehemently. Just search her name on Ebay and you'll see what her items cost!

For more than 30 years, Coco made the Hôtel Ritz Paris her home, even during the Nazi occupation of Paris. However, she spent her later years in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she is buried. She was still working in 1971 when she died. Her unusual tombstone is carved with five stone lion heads. Even IT is fashionable!


Price: $195.00

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