Coco Chanel… More than a woman, an icon.
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Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born on August 19th, 1883 in Saumur-Francia. When she waslittle, her mother died and her father abandoned so she was forced to live in an orphanage. At the age of 17 she started work by manufacturing baby baskets in Moulins. With her free lifestyle enter tothe song life and the interpretation of the chorus “Qui a vu Coco dans l’Trocadéro?” so beacuase of this reason started with her nickname Coco.
Chanel works with Lucienne Rabat, oneof the most famous couturiers of that time, and in 1909 opened with the name of Chanel, a hat store on the Boulevard Malesherbes, and for 1915 she already had 3 more boutiques where the people of the First World Warwere welcomed. At this time Coco Chanel began to discover some of the elements that constitute the originality of his style, for example, begins to use the point (fabric) to create simple,practical dresses whose aesthetics is inspired by the sailor suit.
Immediately after the war, Chanel begins to create one of the most important fashion houses of the time. Her male relationships often provide theinspiration, creating, adopting elements such as wool jersey, parka, sailor beret and tweed vest to fit women's clothing by giving them and dynamic modern twist, combining comfort and elegance.Chanel became one of the first women to launch fashion short hair. Carefully studied simplicity fosters practical outfits, like the first pants, short pleated skirt, suit jacket pocket and thefamous black dress, tight-fitting clothing, no collar, sleeves long, without cuffs. This dress soon becomes a classic in women's fashion.
Rejecting the label of gender poor, which often was described as hercreations, Chanel was able to distinguish the sobriety of poverty: “women's clothing should be simple but, in return, must be accompanied by the appropriate accessories”, so it uses the jewelry....