Coco Chanel

''Luxury must be comfortable otherwise it is not luxury''

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Early Life

Gabrielle ''Coco'' Chanel was born on August 19, 1883 in Saumur France and was put in an orphanage by her dad after her mother died.There she was raised by nuns who taught her to sew.
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Getting Involved

After learning how to sew she got a job with a tailor as a seamstress. When Chanel wasn't sewing she also sang at cafes. She got her nick name ''Coco'' by performing a popular French song about a girl named "Coco". Coco began to want to change fashion.

Choices and Results

She chose to change fashion into a more casual and chic style. She opened her first shop on in 1910 selling hats. She extended her influence beyond couture clothing and created a signature scent, Chanel No. 5. Chanel chose the name of the perfume by selecting the 5th sample of produced scents. Her perfume was a massive source of revenue.


During World War II, Chanel decided to close down most of her business. She didn't feel that it was right to focus on fashion during the war. By doing this, Chanel lost 90% of her business at the time. She did make a comeback in later years.

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In Her Words

A woman should be two things classy and fabulous. This means that she thinks woman should still look good but feel good as well and be comforatable.

Legacy

Her choices have changed fashion and inspired people. Coco Chanel created timeless designs that are still popular today. She became a style icon known for her simple yet sophisticated outfits combined with great accessories. Even though she died on January 10, 1971 people still pay a lot of money to buy her products.

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Annotataed

1. biography.com

This has great facts.

2. Wikipedia

This source has detailed info.

3. chanel.com

This is the official website of Chanel and has a detailed timeline.

4. biographyonline.net

Very good on describing things.

5. galleryhip.com

Nice picture.

6. brainyquotes.com

A lot of good quotes.

7. nenufaress.blogspot.com

Lots of info and evidence.

8.femalespace.org

Beautiful picture.

9.cherchezlagamine.com

Amazing photo.

10.becuo.com

Color picture of her.