• The Chanel jacket that launched a thousand copies - and why that's OK | Jess Cartner-Morley

    8 days ago - By The Guardian

    Keira Knightley got married in one, Rihanna pairs hers with trackies... and with copies rife on the high street, we can all afford a Chanel lookalike When is a Chanel jacket not a Chanel jacket? When it is a collarless jacket in a ladylike pastel tweed, with a boxy shape accentuated by shiny gold buttons on four patch pockets - but the label says Mango. Or when it is an unstructured hip-length textured blazer in a soft-focus check, with pearl-effect buttons - but it's £59.99 at Zara. The soft tweed jacket that Coco Chanel made famous has become a bread-and-butter look for fashion retailers...
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