Happy Bastille Day! Here’s a little Parisian fashion history to help celebrate….
French Sailor's uniforms from the late 1850’s have everything to do with the history of the Breton Stripe. Inspired by the stripe fashion designer Coco Chanel introduced it to the Fashion World through her 1917 Nautical Collection. In the 1950’s & 60’s the stripe was made popular again by the Beat Generation.
Over the decades that followed the Breton Stripes 1917 debut it was made famous by a variety of celebrities; Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso, Brigitte Bardot, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Audrey Hepburn,James Dean and Jean Seberg.
To this day, the Breton Stripe still embodies Chic Parisian Style and is a staple piece in many a person's wardrobes.