1955-Marilyn Monroe, 2014
Cynthia Medanich (Southlake, Texas)
Chanel product packaging, paper, foil, glass perfume bottle, plastic, foam, glue, costume pearls, photocopy of artist original artwork with ink signature
20" x 18" (50.8 x 45.72 cm)

This box has the image of Marilyn Monroe dabbing on Chanel No.5 perfume. American celebrities helped make Chanel popular. The bottle in this piece belonged to the artist's mother and guesses that it could be a 1960's bottle because of the Fort Worth store "Stripling & Cox" sticker still attached to the bottom. The original bottle designed in 1921 to the present day, No.5 remains eternally modern.

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."—Coco Chanel