Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel opened a Parisian millinery shop in the early 1900s. By the 1920s she was revolutionizing the world of women's fashion. The interlocking double-C logo is synonymous with elegance and high French style. Under the creative leadership of Karl Lagerfeld since 1983, the House of Chanel continues to set the standard for designer quality and desirability. To mark the 50th anniversary of the original 2.55 handbag created by Coco, Karl Lagerfeld introduced a "reissue" of the 2.55 with distressed quilted calfskin, all metal chain strap and a mademoiselle front turnlock.