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...

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...

't often that lectures hold the promise of Coco Chanel. Wendy and Emery Reves, photographer, date and location unknown. In honor of Chanel's influence on fashion as well as literary and artistic circles in Paris, the Dallas Museum of Art is re-creating five rooms from her Mediterranean...

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...

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...

Apart from launching stunning shows and much-sought-after collections every season, Chanel is also going back to its roots. The French fashion house has purchased Gabrielle Chanel's villa La Pausa. Located in the south of France, it is the only one of Coco Chanel's homes that was commissioned...

Gold tone drop earrings 1970s-1980s $2200 Back in January I mentioned 1stDibs as one of the best destinations for finding vintage Chanel and they are the home to the Chanel Avant Karl sale featuring rare period Chanel costume jewelry. With Coco Chanel's birthday approaching this Sunday,...

 

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