Iconic: 7 Things You Never Knew About Chanel’s Rouge Noir

Chanel’s Rouge Noir has quite rightly become the most iconic shade of all time. Debuted at Paris Fashion Week in the mid-90s as a striking Le Vernis nail enamel, the hue is still one of the most coveted—and questionably duped—colours in both fashion and beauty history.

But while the legendary status of Rouge Noir is unwavering, the origin of the red-black is surrounded by urban myth. Keen to know more about the enigma that has become Chanel’s signature shade? Scroll down for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cult classic…

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