Chanel championed simple clothes that reflected a modern lifestyle and attitude. In response to Poiret's charge that her style was "poverty de luxe," Chanel replied, "simplicity does not mean poverty."


  • Title: Evening dress Front detail
  • Creator: Gabriele Chanel
  • Creator Birth Date: 1883
  • Creator Death Date: 1971
  • Fashion House: Chanel
  • Date Created: c.1925
  • Location Created: France
  • Type: Dress, belt
  • Rights: Copyright The Museum at FIT
  • Medium: Pink crepe chiffon
  • Credit: Museum purchase

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