Chanel Le Boy Cruise Crossbody
- CC clasp closure
- One interior compartment
- One interior slip pocket
- Authenticity card
- Dust cover
- Cleaning kit
- Gold tone
- 25 x 14 x 7.5 cm
- Drop 52 cm
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About Chanel Bags*
The House of Chanel (Chanel S.A.) originated in 1909, when Gabrielle Chanel opened a millinery shop at 160 Boulevard Malesherbes, the ground floor of the Parisian flat of the socialite and textile businessman Étienne Balsan, of whom she was mistress.
The House of Chanel also presented leather handbags with either gold-colour chains or metal-and-leather chains, which allowed carrying the handbag from the shoulder or in hand. The quilted-leather handbag was presented to the public in February 1955. In-house, the numeric version of the launching date “2.55” for that line of handbags became the internal “appellation” for that model of quilted-leather handbag.
Beginning in the 1990s, all authentic Chanel handbags were numbered.
Born in Brighton, Sussex, Capel was the son of Arthur Joseph Capel, a British shipping merchant, and his French-born wife, the former Berthe Andrée A. E. Lorin (1856–1902). He had three sisters: Marie Henriette Teresia Capel, Mary Josephine Lawrence Edith Capel and Berthe Isabelle Susanna Flora Capel who married Sir Herman Alfred de Stern, Baron Michelham, the son of Herbert Stern, 1st Baron Michelham.
In the obituary of one of Capel’s daughters, he was described as “an intellectual, politician, tycoon, polo-player and the dashing lover and sponsor of the fashion designer Coco Chanel”. There are hints in biographies of Chanel about Capel’s reputed (illegitimate) connections with the Capel Earls of Essex, but no connection has been established.
Capel’s father and grandfather were born in Kent. His paternal grandfather served in the navy, marrying and starting a family in Co. Waterford, Ireland, during his service. His grandfather joined the coastguard service, following his navy service, and was posted to the coastguard station at the Sizewell Gap in Suffolk.
An alumnus of Beaumont College, he was a shipping merchant and already an apparently wealthy self-made man by 1909. Capel was killed in an automobile accident on Monday 22 December 1919, allegedly en route to a Christmas rendezvous with Chanel. He was buried with full military honours at Fréjus Cathedral on 24 December 1919. A roadside memorial was placed at the site of the accident, consisting of a cross bearing the inscription: “A la mémoire du capitaine Arthur Capel, légion d’Honneur de l’armée britannique, mort accidentellement en cet endroit le 22 décembre 1919.”
Capel and Chanel
*Source Wikipedia – Chanel Handbags
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