Coco Says

by | Mar 9, 2022

Gabrielle Chanel, the company’s founder, once designed a Baccarat crystal plate that depicted the tools of her trade, along with an epigraph summarizing her art. “With these scissors”, an inscription on the plate read, “I cut away everything that was superfluous in the creations of others.”

From An Elegant Blow to Kitsch, a 1996 review written by Herbert Muschamp in The New York Times regarding the then new Chanel building on 57th Street in Manhattan.

All This By Hand