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...

The past few years have been difficult for any admirer of Coco Chanel as her name has been slandered and libeled in conversations, supposed biographies and online. Uneducated accusations have flown that Coco Chanel was a Nazi, while anyone who either knew her or has researched her life with...

Lisa Chaney's new biography, "Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life" offers a fresh look at the life of one of the most influential women of the twentieth century. I, like many of you, have long been fascinated by not only the brand Chanel, but the woman that created it all. Her story is one that has...

Em 1920 foi aprovada nos EUA a 19ª emenda que deu à mulher o direito ao voto, mas, foi através do vestuário que Chanel trouxe a canção do feminismo para a Europa. Coco Chanel foi o exemplo e o simbolo vivo da mulher moderna que ela ajudou a definir através do que vestia. Coco Chanel was the...

from Chanel was made comfortable so that movements weren't hindered. Low heels, sleeveless blouses under jackets, bags on long straps – all these were intended to provide woman with comfort. Coco Chanel never created fashion for fashion. Her clients' comfort was above all for her. 2. Pants...

Last year so many biographies of Coco Chanel came out and I was wondering if they would all have something new to add and surprisingly, they all do. The general story is the same and Lisa Chaney does a fine job of recounting the tale that Coco told. What distinguishes Chaney's telling is...

Now, it would be easy to just look at Chanel's latest collection and recreate some of the outfits. Instead, I'm going to focus on the influences that founder Coco Chanel had on the fashion world, keeping some of her most famous quotes in mind. Coco Chanel was born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel...

Coco Chanel is holding one of the iconic enamelled cuff bracelets decorated with coloured stones that Fulco di Verdura created for her. Coco Chanel's love for jewels... Coco Chanel was often seen wearing a lot of her beloved luxurious jewellery even at the beach, rumour has it that the...

role was to be. There are several different versions and it will no doubt always remain a mystery. "More than 57 books have been written about Gabrielle Chanel. To decide for yourself, we would encourage you to consult some of the more serious ones." The book also claims that Chanel was...

Chanel's life from childhood all the way to Karl Lagerfeld picking up the reins. While many of the aspects of Chanel's life that are already documented in other biographies are glossed over, Simon distinguishes her biography of Chanel by the wealth of fashion research she has done. Of all the...

 

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