Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, or as many know her as, Coco Chanel, was born August 19th, 1883 in Saumur, a small city in France. She was born in a poorhouse to traveling salesman Albert Chanel and Jeanne Devolle. She had two sisters, Julie and Antoinette and three brothers, Alphonse, Lucien and...

You know, there's Chanel everywhere....I take a little idea and I make a collection." -Karl Lagerfeld, WWD Empress Theodora and the Byzantine Empire were the inspiration behind Karl Lagerfeld's Paris-Byzance collection. Coco Chanel herself loved Byzantine jewelry and she borrowed motifs...

Last year, Justine Picardie released Coco Chanel: The Legend and The Life . Karl Lagerfeld enjoyed the bio so much that it inspired him to sketch Coco Chanel for a new edition that will be published by Steidl. Picardie and Lagerfeld will host a cocktail reception for the 2nd edition at...

Fashion Royalty – Coco Chanel A new film about fashion royalty Coco Chanel is set to hit cinemas this Friday. Coco Before Chanel looks at the life of the icon before she launched the Chanel brand. Whilst we'd all like to own a piece of Chanel, the £1000 + price tag for most of their items...

Coco Chanel's Quotes about Fashion, Style and Beauty: Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. Fashion changes, but style endures. A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no...

We (well, I) don't speak a word of French, but this 1959 Coco Chanel interview (what is supposedly her first on television) is still totally and utterly fascinating. According to the YouTube blurb (thanks Google Translate!), the interview takes place in Chanel's office. She's clad in her...

The story of famous Parisian couturier and legend, Gabrielle ‘Coco' Chanel is an epic tale full of fantastical characters, malevolent aunts, green-eyed friends, endless lovers and her beloved homeland Paris. It's no wonder that her life story has been depicted in so many books and romanticized...

Sometimes buying a Chanel bag, shoes, coat or sunglasses just isn't enough. Why not have a legitimate piece of the "real" Chanel? Well, now you can be inspired by the woman behind the fashion. Christies is auctioning the most exquisite photograph of Coco Chanel by Man Ray. This piece is quite...

Mademoiselle Coco considered women's knees ugly so she decided it was right to hide those under clothes. Chanel designed a few basic skirts for businessladies. They were mostly straight and tight, and they were incredibly elegant. 4. Worship little black dresses. Coco Chanel introduced LBD...

Monday, December 6, 2010 'if you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing' - Coco Chanel 'if you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing' - Coco Chanel This is one of my favourite quotes from Grabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, one of my favourite and...

 

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