Gabrielle “Coco” Bonheur Chanel
(August 19, 1883 – January 10, 1971)
She was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She was the only fashion designer to appear on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
Chanel was all about liberating women from the constraints of the “corseted
silhouette” and popularizing the
acceptance of a sportive, casual chic
as the feminine standard in the post-
World War I era.
Chanel’s influence extended beyond couture clothing. Her design aesthetic was realized in jewelry, handbags, and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5 became an iconic product, one irrevocably identified with The House of Chanel.
*A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. Coco Chanel*