"Coco did a lot but not as much as people think or as much she herself taught at the end of her career.
The first [mistake] was when she said 'Not one man I have spoken to likes a woman in mini skirts'. I think no one dared to tell this 86-year-old lady that miniskirts are great and really sexy.
Number two was when she decided blue jeans were horrible. This was the fashion of the world at that particular moment - it was the Sixties. No one wanted to be told by an old lady that miniskirts and jeans weren't chic. The result was that she lost her power and in the end no one cared about what she did."
- Karl Lagerfeld earlier this week at the International Herald Tribune's Luxury Heritage conference on the two major mistakes made by Coco Chanel
Tell us how you really feel, Karl!
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