Denim: French heritage

February 21, 2024

From Nimes to the catwalk: the history of denim in fashion and Chanel

Interesting fact: denim is a durable cotton fabric with twill weave, was originally invented in France. It got its name "de Nimes" in honor of the city of Nimes, where it was first produced.

It is not surprising that denim is an integral part of the DNA of the Chanel brand, along with tweed. In many collections, both under Karl Lagerfeld and Virginia Viard, a denim jacket, and sometimes a denim jacket, appear on the catwalk.

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