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Coco Chanel

Fashion Designer
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Net worth 2018: $700,000
Residence: Saumur, France
Country: French
BirthDay: 19 August 1883
Sigh: Virgo
Died On: January 10, 1971
BIOGRAPHY

Coco Chanel was bornon 19 August 1883 in Saumur, France, French, is Fashion Designer. Coco Chanel was a renowned French fashion designer who founded the fashion brand ‘Chanel’. She was the first person to see style as both, classic and casual. Chanel created timeless classics and set a high benchmark for the fashion designers to come. She was instrumental in breaking the stereotype and liberating woman from the stifling ‘corseted silhouette’ and making the sporty casual chic look not only acceptable but also trendy and very fashionable. Her extraordinary fashion sense was not just limited to couture clothing but also reflected in fragrance, handbags and jewellery. She also was quite a party animal and had wide network of people with whom she socialised, built connections and did business. Chanel was ambitious, determined and hard-working lady whose effort clearly reflected in her work. She seemed more of an enigma and lied on many instances, masking her real age and place of birth. Chanel and her work can be best described in her own words ‘Fashion fades, only style remains’. This speaks volumes about what a legendary style and fashion icon she was.

TIMELINE
1971

Chanel died on 10 January 1971 at Hotel Ritz where she lived for 30 years

1955

55’, name after the date of the bag’s creation (February 1955) made bag more of a style statement and a luxurious product apart from it being a necessity for women

1945

In 1945, after the end of the War, Chanel moved to Switzerland, eventually returning to Paris in 1954

1935

With time Chanel's business empire flourished and by 1935 she employed four thousand people

1930

But during the late 1930s her business began to dip

1919

By 1919, she was registered as a couturiere and established her maison de couture at 31 rue Cambon

1915

Inspired by this, she opened one such boutique in Biaritzz, in 1915

1913

In 1913, Chanel with the help of Arthur Capel, who financed her, opened a boutique in Deauville

1908

Later in 1908, Chanel had an affair with Balsan’s friend Captain Arthur Edward Boy Capel

1906

In 1906, she went to the spa resort town of Vichy and tried her best to become a stage performer but soon realized that a stage career was not her cup of tea and thus she returned to Moulins

1883

Chanel was born on 19 August 1883 to an unwed mother Eug�nie Jeanne Devolle

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