"In order to be irreplaceable one must be different."
Who is Coco Chanel and What is She Known For ?
Coco Chanel is a famous designer with a line of close from Paris. Coco was known for her trademark suits, little black dresses, and Chanel Perfume. Today she is well known worldwide for her most famous product yet, Chanel No.5. perfume.
Gabrielle Bonheur (Coco) Chanel
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born August 19th, 1883, in Sumur, France. Chanel's mother passed away when she was 12 years old and her father was no longer capable of taking care of her and her 5 other siblings. Chanel's father put her and her two sisters in an orphanage and she never saw him again. In this orphanage Gabrielle took sewing classes which later helped spark her passion for fashion. Gabrielle's nickname ( Coco ) was a shortened version of Cocotte, the French word for kept woman. This came from her temporary singing career, some say it came from a song she always sang. She had a temporary singing career later on after she got out of the orphanage she lived in, this was before she opened her boutique.
Everyone thinks of a high end fashion designer when they hear the name Coco Chanel, but we see her as a successful young woman whose creativity AND courage created all of this. We inspire to become as creative and courageous as her the career we choose.
"Keep Your Heels, Head & Standards High"
Chanel sure did keep her standards high, she was rarely in relationships, and stayed focused on her work. Coco was rarely in relationships because her father left her and she did want to be involved with men that would distract her from her work. But, she met a man ( who was unfaithful ) who she loved dearly,and he later passed away in a car accident leaving Chanel with £40,000 in his will. Chanel did not involve herself with men after this. She became depressed, but she overcame it and did not let her work be affected any longer.
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