CoCo Chanel...the french sailor shirt.

Pablo Picasso  made it popular for men

Coco Chanel at her home in france
The french sailor shirt has always been a fashion staple, but it is currently a must have fashion accessory.  The  striped boat-neck shirts, first worn by french sailors, gained popularity when  introduced by Coco Chanel in 1917.

Originally the shirt featured 21 stripes. One for each of Napoleon's victories. 
other fans of the shirt include:

Brigitte Bardot

Pablo Picasso gave it an artistic chachet.
Audrey Hepburn
photos via: la dolfina


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