Profiles of FACS Success

By: Tayler Womochil

Coco Chanel

Personal Background

Born:19 August 1883

Died : 10 January 1971

Parents: Eugénie Jeanne Devolle Albert Chanel

Place of Birth: Saumur , France

Place of Death : Paris , France


The young Chanel was sent to the orphanage of the Catholic monastery of Aubazine, where she learned the trade of a seamstress. School vacations were spent with relatives in the provincial capital of Moulins where Gabrielle learnt to sew with more flourish than the nuns at the monastery had been able to teach her.


  • During her brief career as a singer, Chanel performed in clubs in Vichy and Moulins where she was called “Coco.”
  • fashion designer