125th Chanel Anniversary Equals 5 Euro Gold Coin

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Karl Lagerfeld put his blue suit, his blue gloves, his blue tie and went on a date with the French Culture Minister, Christie Albanel. And all that for a gold coin!

125th years have passed since Coco Chanel first saw the light of day. That calls for a celebration! And for a 5 euro coin! At least it’s made of gold! Karl‘s tie got me (sadly) thinking that the wide tie was back in fashion again! I find it so… silhouette killing! But at least we’ve got a golden Coco Chanel on one side and the quilted 5 euro on the other! So chic! I’m not a coin-admirer myself. My husband has a weakness for sparkling beautiful piece de monnaie from around the world, unique and significant pieces of history. I don’t think the Coco – piece would draw his attention, nevertheless! So let’s get back to the wide tie. It’s officially a comeback? (more pictures after the jump) (photos via)

Karl Lagerfeld Coco Chanel 125 anniversary golden coin launch

Karl Lagerfeld Coco Chanel 125 anniversary golden coin

Coco Chanel 125 anniversary golden coin

UPDATE: More about the chic anniversary coins has been released to the press: the 5 euros is a clin d’oeuil at Chanel’s legendary No.5 perfume. There were 99 pieces of gold coins released, each priced at 5,900 euros and 11,900 pieces of silver coins, each priced at 45euros. The official launch date is December 1st.

Coco Chanel 125 years anniversary Karl Lagerfeld coins


#1 Dolly Bird on 11.23.08 at 2:50 am

The 5 euros and Chanel No.5 theme is clever. Collectors’ item of course.
The coin does look chic. KL’s tie NOT! And his shirt reminds me of my picnic table cloth.

#2 Ellington on 11.23.08 at 10:06 am

The Kaiser is beyond everything! I expect him to dress this way, if he didn’t I would be sad. : (
He is a fashion jester!
I think its a clever combination of two things. It will be a collectors item. I like it. : )

#3 Samantha on 12.19.10 at 7:27 pm

I am so happy and excited to see this coin!
Coco Chanel is my biggest and most looked up too idol.
She deserves this : )

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