Celebrating LBD icon Coco Chanel's birthday
This month, we're celebrating the birthday of the original and ultimate LBD icon, Gabrielle ‘Coco' Chanel. Born 19 August, 130 years ago, the late, great Coco Chanel is of course acclaimed for creating the little black dress as we know it today. Over four decades since the Parisian couturier's death, such is the influence of the woman with dark bobbed hair and blazing red lips, a razor-sharp tongue and a cigarette smokescreen, that the closely-guarded archives of the prestigious House of Chanel continue to be raided, relished and referenced year after year. In memory of the legend, we take a look back at her dazzlingly colourful life in fashion – and the illustrious legacy she left behind.