💋Coco Chanel

DOB: August 19, 1883 DOD: January 10, 1971

Early Life

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel She grew up as a poor orphan. she was put in orphanage by her father after her mother's death. she was raised by nuns who taught her how to sew. chanel & her sister lived in orphansge untill they were able to move into an apartment. she was 20 at that time. she was a singer in clubs in vichy & Moulins, where she was called "coco" which was short for "kept woman" she got the nickname when she was asked to sing a song about a lady who had lost her puppy.
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Education

Around the age of 20, Chanel became involved with Etinene Balsan who offered to help her start a millinery business in Paris. She opened her first shop on paris's rue cambon in lalo. In 1925, she introduced the now legendary chanel suit with collarless jacket and well fitted.
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Major events & Legacy

Chanel had such a large impact on other women they began to feel confident in their appearance & the way they dressed they used the statement " look, im young & pretty."


Chanel was awarded the Neiman Marcus Fashion award.


She died January 10, 1971 at age 71 due to natural causes. her fashion shows are being continued, thanks to Karl Largarfield who took the reins at her company & designs all her works in the house of Chanel.

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"A girl should be two things, classy & fabulous."


~ COCO CHANEl