Coco Chanel made many a must-have to a woman´s wardrobe. The typical classics which are in demand even today range from simple accessories such as a set of pearls or a fabulous purse to  just wearing basic black. Many a book was written on this woman that broke all the rules and now five portraits of the French designer painted by Marion Pike will be on display in London.

Many other artists more renowned than Marion Pike had eyed for this honor of the memorable Chanel. Right after the first canvas dried, the sittings became a series with four more additions created.

These five impressive and colorful portraits of the legendary French couturier will be on display at the London College of Fashion from September 5 to November 16. Besides the hallmark of the of five portraits being shown for the first time together, the  trademark Chanel classics that Marion wore will also be on display.  Ever since she painted the first portrait of the ‘Grand Dame of Fashion’ in 1967, she became a fashion devotee to the couture of Chanel. The exhibition focuses on their long term friendship.

Although her name may not be familiar to most, the late Marion Pike has painted portraits of other luminaries including, Rosalind Russell, Zubin Mehta and Estée Lauder.  Her portrait of President Ronald Reagan appeared on the cover of Time Magazine.

One lovely youthful number that should be in any girl’s Chanel collection is the authentic Chanel Patent Shoulder Handbag.

This flip-top open flap tote is crafted in burgundy quilted patent leather and has a squared off frame and flat bottom. Its difference in body style and size makes this shoulder bag an eye-catcher.

The shoulder bag´s thicker handle is based in smooth patent leather made for comfort as well. All hardware is gold tone including its distinctive CC logo turn lock closure on the over layering flap.

Aside from its obvious good-looking geometric lines, the scrumptious and elegant pre-owned Chanel presents an inside with great organization options. The used Chanel Patent bag is versatile enough within its interior by a middle zippered compartment, zippered wall pocket and ample space all among a mix of grainy leather and fabric textile lining.

Today the House of Chanel has introduced many to classic styling with a modern mix and ultra quality. Coco Chanel saw to it that her bags can be used immediately and even 10 years later and will always remain in style. Add the authentic Chanel Patent Shoulder Handbag to formulate a contemporary feel in a timeless accessory just as Blake Lively has done.