Her career really started when she made a jersey so she wouldn't get cold. People saw her and wanted one for themselves. After that she set up shop and sold hats and other items like her jersey, and her signature little black dress and Chanel suits.
Times got hard during WWII and she had to close up her stores. She fired all of her employees and quit. She then fell in love with a Nazi soldier named Hans Gunther von Dincklage and had special permission to stay in her house. she retired up until she turned 70-71.
When she came back people were outraged at her love life. They rejected her, but she still sold. And they soon forgave and forgot all about it. Chanel came out with her first perfume called Chanel No.5 and a purse. People didn't really care for her perfume until Marilyn Monroe was quoted to put some on every morning.
All in all, Chanel lived a great life. She set out and did what she had to. If there was something to remember about her, most importantly it would be that she she changed the way women used fabrics and color, she loved using black, white and beige and
a simple jersey started and boosted her career.