The Big Cheese

coco chanel

personal background

born in saumur her mom worked in a poorhouse she died when gabrielle was only 6 her father abandoned her relatives took care of her

she was a concert singer 1905-1908. she adopted the name coco chanel

she was first a mistress of a wealthy military officer then of an english industrialist

founder of the little black dress

Her ideas

gabrielle believed all woman should be elegant freed woman of wearing coursets and bustles

she wouldn't describe her self as a feminist

she didn't like how women discriminated and told that woman always had to cover up

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different-CoCo Chanel

A girl should always be two things classy and fabulous-CoCo Chanel

point of view/impact

she constantly spoke of femininity rather then feminism

she was determined to break old fashion trends

she was considered boyish,she believed a woman didn't have to wear a dress to be considered a woman. we still use her products she was very successful and got her ideas through