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Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

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  1. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel By: Alexandra Harrell

  2. Early Years • Born on August 19, 1883 in Saumur, France • Daughter of Jeanne & Albert Chanel • Sister of Antoinette Chanel, Lucien Chanel, Augustin Chanel, Alphonese Chanel and Julia Chanel • Lost her mother at age 11 • Father abandoned her and her brothers and sisters shortly after • Raised in catholic monastery

  3. Career • 1902, Clerk at Au Sans Pareil Hosiery Shop • 1905, Café-Concert Singer • 1912, Stage Costume Designer • 1913, Establish Women’s Fashion House in Paris • 1921, Chanel No. 5 Fragrance Introduced • 1931-1961, Headquarters Closed during World War II

  4. Entrepreneur • Transformed Women’s Clothing • First Person to Introduce Black • Introduced the “Little Black Dress” • Introduced the “Flapper Style”

  5. Chanel once Said • “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” -Chanel • “A girl should be two things: classy & fabulous.” –Chanel • “Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.” -Chanel

  6. Did you know? • A fortune teller once told Chanel her lucky number was 5. • Made tanning popular • She was a Leo and collected anything with lions. • Loved Pockets • Dated a Nazi Officer

  7. Over-all

  8. Citations • http://www.fashionencyclopedia.com/Ch-Da/Chanel-Gabrielle-Coco.html#b • http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/197624 • http://tastyprettythings.com/the-woman-who-changed-fashion/ • http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/chnl/hd_chnl.htm • http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG7975778/The-secret-life-of-Coco-Chanel.html • http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5553410_did-chanel-influence-th-century.html