Coco Chanel -by H.N.A.
" In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different" - Chanel
-Coco Chanel (Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel) was born August 19,1883 to Eugénie Jeanne Devolle and Albert Chanel in Saumur, France . She had three brothers , and two sisters.
- Their names were Julia, Antoinette, Lucien, Alphonse, and Augustin.
-After her mothers death she was placed in a convent with her , and when she turned 18 ended up going to a boarding house for Catholic girls . During her years, at the convent she would go on school vacations where relatives who lived in Moulin taught her sewing skills.
-She was able to take on a job as a seamstress because of the skills learnt in her years at the convent. She eventually tried for a career in singing, and was not successful.
-She was never married, but she had many boyfriends, lovers, and suitors. She was a strong, independent woman.
-But what she is known for is being a famous fashion designer her lovely designs like her signature "little" black dress and Chanel suit. Her designs are still known , and bought today. She influenced the 20th century with releasing women from the " constraining corseted silhouette" , and caused a social acceptance of women wearing casual, chic designs.
What really started off Coco Chanel's first fashion venture was with the help of two men she dated Balsan and Cap. She started off with a hat shop.
Her first dress shop was launched off thanks to her dress that she had sewn out of an old jersey. Many asked where she had gotten it from. Thus her "little black dress" was born.
She was the first person to have a vanity perfume . It was called Chanel No. 5.
Coco Chanel died of illness January 10, 1971 at the age of 87. She left a legacy of a well-known and loved brand today.