Career Highlights

Amirah Abdul-Malik

Coco Chanel

coco Chanel is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits, and little black dresses. She had a brief career as a singer before opening her first clothes shop in 1910.She was raised by nuns who taught her how to sew—a skill that would lead to her life’s work.


In 1969, Chanel’s fascinating life story became the basis for the Broadway musical Coco starring Katharine Hepburn as the legendary Scotland she discovered the fabric tweed.