April 4, 2011
Few logos in the fashion world stand out as readily as the interlocking C’s of Chanel. Even to those who are fashion-oblivious, this logo is widely recognized everywhere and is constantly imitated. Its straightforward simplicity of the original designer’s initials is incredibly successful, and is synonymous with elegance, elitism, and admiration. The C’s can be found on the majority of their products, and may even stand alone without the brand name. The design was given to Coco Chanel by the Chateu de Cremat in Nice, France, and was not trademarked until the opening of the first store in 1924.