Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born in France in 1883. He lost his mother at a young age, so he was sent to the Catholic Monastery with his sister to study. She learned to sew here.
He left the monastery at the age of 18 and went to live with his brother in the city of Aubazine. Here he worked in a store where officer clothes were made during the day and sang at night.
The song “Qui qu’a vu Coco dans I’Trocadero” that she sang one night was very popular and she took her signature “Coco” name with this song.
Starting to design hats in 1908, Coco started selling the hats and clothes she designed in the shop she opened on the ground floor of an apartment building, and her designs were highly appreciated.
After a while, thanks to Arthur Capel, the businessman she met, Coco Chanel, who opened a shop in Paris, entered the fashion world and the Chanel brand began to grow.
As her fortune grew, Coco Chanel entered the perfume and cosmetics business, and the “Chanel No. 5” she ordered for Ernest Beaux became the world’s most famous perfume.
Coco Chanel, who became a famous fashion designer appealing to the elite of Europe in 1925, broke new ground in the fashion world at that time.
He pioneered the liberation of women from the corset and the wearing of trousers. With the “Little black dress” collection she launched in 1926, she brought the color black and the “little black dress” to suit every mood of women, to the fashion world.
Chanel, who was arrested during the Second World War on allegations of having relations with top Nazis, was released in a short time. Closing all her shops, Chanel spent this period only sewing Haute Couture clothes.
After moving to Switzerland in 1945 and living there for 9 years, she returned to Paris in 1954 to her fashion life. He opened a new shop here and regained his reputation with the support of his old customers.
Coco Chanel, who became a legend with the Chanel suit she created during this period, known for its cardigan-shaped collar, died in Paris at the age of 87.
It is also named by Time Magazine as “20. She is the only fashion designer to be named among the 100 Most Influential People of the Century.
“You become beautiful every time you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel
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