CoCo Chanel

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Birthday and death

Gabrielle Bonheur chanel was born august 19 , 1883 in saumur , France. she was a french fashion designer and founder of the chanel brand. she died january 10 , 1971 in paris, French at the aged of 87.

family members

chanel was born to an unmarried mother, eugenie jeanne devolle, she was a laundrywomen. Her dad Albert chanel was an itinerant street vendor. who sold work clothes and undergarments. she also has a sister name Julia who was born less than a year earlier.


1.A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

2.Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.

Marital status

It was at Moulins that Chanel met the young French ex-cavalry officer and the wealthy textile  Étienne Balsan. At the age twenty-three, Chanel became Balsan's mistress, supplanting the courtesan Émilienne d’Alençon as his new favorite. For the next three years, she lived with him in his chateau Royallieu near Compiègne, an area known for its wooded equestrian paths and the hunting life.It was a life style of self-indulgence, Balsan's wealth and leisure allowing the cultivation of a social set who reveled in partying and the gratification of human appetites with all the implied accompanying decadence. Balsan lavished Chanel with the beauties of "the rich life"—diamonds, dresses, and pearls.

what she do for a  living

Chanel was known for her lifelong determination, ambition, and energy which she applied to her professional and social life. She achieved both success as a businesswoman and social prominence thanks to the connections she made through her work. These included many artists and craftspeople to whom she became a patron. However, Chanel's life choices generated controversy, particularly her behavior during the German occupation of France in World War II. chanel is known as a Legacy designer,and the founder of the chanel brand.

3 things you don'tknow about coco chanel

2. Before she was a designer, she was a singer.

Before she sewed, Chanel (then known as Gabrielle) sang at La Rotunde and other Parisian cafes. While she sang "Who has seen Coco in the Trocadéro?" that led to her nickname,Coco.

3. Chanel once had an affair with a Nazi officer.
During World War II, Chanel was linked to German intelligence officer Baron Hans Günther von Dincklage, a noted German spy. There are still rumors that Chanel was once a spy herself.

4. She was the first person to have a vanity perfume.
Chanel No. 5 is a classic -- so classic, in fact, that it was the first perfume ever to be named after its designer. We would call that the ultimate boss move.

5. World War II killed Chanel’s operations.
The war was a controversial time for the designer (see above mention of possible Nazi lover), and trouble trickled into her business in 1939, when she closed up shop. But, as we all know, she had a fierce comeback.

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