Coco Chanel

French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand

Born August 19, 1883 in Sammur, France as Gabrielle Bonhuer Chanel. She often claimed to be born in 1893, making her ten years younger. Coco veered fashion away from the corset based clothing and started her own her designing techniques were popularized in jewelry, handbags, and fragrances. Chanel no. 5 is her most well known fragrance. Chanel was also cited with 'the little black dress' look.

"Chanel's own look itself was as different and new as her creations. Instead of the usual pale-skinned, long-haired and full-bodied women preferred at the time, Chanel had a boyish figure, short cropped hair, and tanned skin.

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