Coco Chanel Logo

I’d like to pass along a fun fact that I picked up from my good friend Jean Pascal.

JP is French, a wine expert, business owner, motorcycle enthusiast and is married to a beautiful woman from Sweden.  If I have ever had valid reasons to hate somebody, I’ve just listed them, but I can’t, Jean Pascal is a great guy.


He sometimes leads wine tours in Bellet, the old town of Nice, and into the French Riviera back country.  One of his stops, Chateau de Cremat in Bellet, the tiny wine region in the hills behind Nice, is particularly noteworthy for fans of the late fashion designer Coco Chanel.

Why?

Well Coco, it seems, may have lifted her now famous logo from the place.

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She was a frequent visitor at Chateau de Cremat when it was owned by  Irène Bretz in the 1920’s. Apparently she liked the chateau’s logo so much that she “borrowed” it as the logo for her new company.

Truth or legend?

The story has never been confirmed but you can’t deny that the two logo’s are identical…

 

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