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Coco Chanel

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Coco Chanel


Gabrielle Chanel is known as the pioneer of the French couturier. She strongly believed in the modern philosophy, and spent her life in pursuit of elegance simplicity, and the ability to combine the men's and women's clothes in a closet, Coco was the most prominent designers of the twentieth century. Gabriel was born in the French town of Saumur on August 19, 1883. Gabriel after her mother's death left the family and spent her childhood in an orphanage, and then in the monastery, at the age of 18. Afterwards, she got a job in a clothing store as a saleswoman and in her spare time she use to sing in a cabaret. Her favorite songs were "Ko Ko Ri Ko" and "Qui qua vu Coco", these were the songs that gave her the nickname of Coco. However, Gabriel did not succeed as a singer, but during one of her performances officer Etienne Balzan saw Coco and was fascinated. She came to live with him in Paris, but soon went to Arthur Capel. He was the one who helped Gabriel to open a store in Paris in 1909, women's hats, shop, and then there were two in the resort towns of Deauville and Biarritz. Chanel has acquired a steady clientele, hats and sportswear a great success. Gabriel opted for clothing jersey cheap but quality stuff. Her designed her outfits were simple, practical and elegant. The outbreak of war in 1914 in the capital of France attracted many fans of fashion stores in Deauville and Biarritz flourished. Women were finally able to get rid of tight corsets, long skirts and lush, huge hats, bells and whistles and frill just the fact that Coco hated (Picardie, 2010).


In the 1920-1930s Coco created many outfits that are included in the history of fashion. In addition, in 1921, came the famous perfume "Chanel no 5", and accessories boutique was opened in Paris. In 1926, the American magazine Vogue likened the universality...

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