Aged Calfskin, Smooth Calfskin, Gold-Tone, Silver-Tone & Ruthenium-Finish Metal
Gabrielle was released for Spring 2017 (after previewing at the October 2106 show) and was Chanel’s first new model in several years. Gabrielle (Coco Chanel’s true first name) was a theme of 2017 – with the bag and a perfume.
This collection seemed different from the classic Chanels – perhaps younger and more casual. According to designer Karl Lagerfeld, she was less feminine – singer/actor Pharell was the first man featured in a Chanel bag ad campaign, with Gabrielle. Depending upon the fabrication (quilted leather, tweeds, exotics), it was also slightly less expensive.
Ultimately, Gabrielle was not just one bag but an entire style collection including hobos, purses, backpacks and shopping bags. But the first to hit the collective conscious (and stores) was the hobo – a zip-top north-south bag with three straps including gold, ruthenium and silver.
5.9 × 7.8 × 3.1 in; 15 × 20 × 8 cm
Chanel's Gabrielle Small Hobo Bag, Aged Calfskin
This bag imagined by Karl Lagerfeld bears the name and spirit of the House’s founder.
Contrasted structure: a light body, on a stable base. Double act: a double metal chain in gold, silver and ruthenium tones. Finishing touches; fastened with a zip, finished with a CC jewel.