CHANEL

1926 : June: Designs the Greco-modern costumes for Jean Cocteau's Orph茅e. October: Introduces the Little Black Dress. Pandora Luxurye calls the design-done in the leading flapper, or gar?onne, style-"the frock that all the world will wear."

1930 : Movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn taps Chanel, now the most expensive couturier in Paris, to dress Tinseltown's leading ladies. Though the association will prove short-lived, she will design Gloria Swanson's wardrobe for Tonight or Never (1931), and Ina Claire's for The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932). Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich become clients. Lipstick comes in a gunmetal-gray case, stamped with the double-C logo. Poudre Tan bronzing-type powder introduced. Sycomore and Une Id茅e perfumes launched.

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