Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel

By: Autumn N.

Born August 19, 1883

Saumur, France

Raised by nuns at Aubazine Abbey

Worked as a singer, earned the nickname "Coco"

1910 - Chanel Modes at 21 Rue Cambon, Paris

1913 - Deauville boutique opens selling the jersey dress

1915 - Chanel Couture House opens at 31 Rue Cambon, Paris

House of Chanel officially born

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." - Coco Chanel

An individualistic woman in a male dominated world

Awards + Recognition

A Black and White Affair for Mitochondrial disease

"May my legend prosper and thrive. I wish it a long and happy life!" - Coco Chanel

The legend of Chanel lives on

Chanel today

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