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Chanel LeVernis

The history of Chanel nail polish began in 1974 with the reintroduction of a lipstick and matching nail polish range.
Inspired by the typical signature colors of the house, the collection includes more than 20 different shades today.

One color stands out in the crowd: Rouge Noir has become one of the most iconic shades on nails of all time. The nail polish was presented for the first time at the Chanel Fall/Winter 1994 show. But the shade has been around for quite some time in the history of the house: an article in French Vogue published in 1926 mentioned Mademoiselle Chanel’s preference for the dark red tone. Before the color got its well-known name, it was described in the article as a shade of garnet, like the heart of a black cherry, which was often called red-black.