Chanel Quilting collection shows Coco Chanel’s passion for this material. When she was young, the fashion designer moved in with her lover Étienne Balsan, a French celebrity and heir to a large fortune. Balsan taught Chanel how to ride horses and she became quite fond of horse-riding and horse racing. Always looking for practical masculine clothes for horse-riding, Chanel noticed stable lads wore quilted jackets. Drawing inspiration from this piece of clothing, in 1955, Chanel presented the 2.55 handbag, made from soft leather diagonally stitched to create that quilting effect from stable lads’ jackets. Within Chanel eyewear collections, we find the Quilting collection, inspired by different aspects of Chanel bags. Lambskin and goatskin leather are the materials primarily used for this eyewear collection, featuring acetate frames with quilted goatskin or lambskin on rubber temples and the metallic CC signature as decorative detail. This collection is present in both optical and sunglass line. Part of the optical collection, we find models like Chanel 3324 or Chanel 3323, among many other models with quilted leather temples. Within the sunglass collection, there are models such as the aviator design Chanel 4204Q, the butterfly shaped Chanel 5288Q or the square frame of model Chanel 5289.