Coco Chanel

By: Carol Burgen

Early Life

Coco Chanel was born on August 19th, 1883 in France. She was the youngest of 5 and lived with both of her parents until her mom died when she was 6. After that, she was sent to a catholic orphanage until she got released at age 18. Before she made clothes she made hats and sold them in her small business. After a while she started making women’s clothing.


Coco Chanel was remembered for the clothes and jewelry that she made, but she also did so much more. She gave women the right to wear pants. After Coco, women all over America weren't being forced to wear long dresses and skirts wherever they went and it impacted America quite a bit. Coco eventually died of natural causes on January 10th, 1971 at age 87.

Major Accomplishments

Coco - Inside CHANEL