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10. Her favorite number was five
It’s not really surprising that her favorite was the number five, but the famous scent Chanel No. 5 got its name from the fact that it is Coco Chanel chose the fifth variant of the trial perfumes that were prepared. The perfume was launched to the public on the fifth of May (the fifth month) 1921.
8. She was accused of Nazi collaboration
There have been many reports that link Coco Chanel to the Nazis during the war and it is suggested that she used her many aristocratic contacts in Spain and England to get information to pass to the Nazis. She also dated a Nazi officer, during the Nazi occupation of France, Hans Gunther Von Dincklage.
4. She came from a poor background
Coco Chanel was the daughter of a laundrywoman who died of tuberculosis and her father deserted the family, so Coco was placed in an orphanage at the age of twelve. It was at the orphanage that she learnt how to sow, taught by the nuns and members of her family who sometimes visited her.
1. She had a thing about pockets
Coco Chanel absolutely loved pockets and she thought that there simply weren't enough of them in women’s clothing. Most of the clothes and accessories that she designed had plenty of pockets and, even to this day, you will find more than enough pockets in a Chanel purse.
Ledbetter, Carly. "7 Unusual Facts You Didn't Know About Coco Chanel." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 19 Aug. 2014. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.