Eye on Design | Belle-Île-en-Mer | La Marinière

Eye on Design | Belle-Île-en-Mer | La Marinière

Coco Chanel made nautical stripes, la marinière, fashionable after she saw the fishermen on the beaches of Deauville, France wearing them.  In Belle-Île, la marinière is practically the dress code.  I couldn't get enough... Nautical striped clothing is not just blue and white anymore.  It was being sold in every color of the rainbow, in a multitude of shapes and sizes. I loved these canvas fisherman's pullovers, worn over the stripes...and, being caught up in the moment, almost bought one.  Then I came to my senses and realized that I would probably not wear it outside of Belle-Île.  I did, however, come away with my fair share of la marinière...thanks to Chanel, they're a classic. Coco Chanel, 1917
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