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Summary

Coco Chanel (born as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel in Saumur, France, died in Paris, France) was a famous Designer from France, who lived between August 19, 1883 and January 10, 1971. She became 87 years old.

Biography

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel Bonheur was a French fashion creator who founded the fashion house Chanel. She is best known as the creator of the dress "the little black dress" and the perfume Chanel No. 5. Chanel became the magazine The Times named one of the century's one hundred most important and influential personalities. In 2008, it produced three films and a TV series about her.

Chanel herself said she was born in 1883 in Auvergne, but she was actually born in Saumur, in the poor house her mother worked in. Her mother died when Gabrielle was only twelve years old. As young she tried out as a cabaret singer in Paris. Through sewing costumes for her colleagues at the cabaret theater Chanel developed both as a seamstress and designer.

She worked as a nurse in a short period during the First World War.
Coco Chanel's affair with a German officer during World War II resulted in the declining popularity and exile in Switzerland.

Coco Chanel had started as a designer, and opened the first store had in 1912. Coco Chanel replaced the corset with comfort and everyday elegance, her fashion included simple suits and dresses, trousers for women, jewelry, perfume and textiles.

She got her comeback in 1954 with the first of her haute couture collections. The women were again the sense of the natural, everyday style with the famous Chanel suit. She worked steadily until his death in 1971. Karl Lagerfeld has held the position as head designer at Chanel since 1983.

In 1922 Chanel introduced a perfume, Chanel No.. 5, which quickly became popular, which it is today. Pierre Wertheimer became her partner in the perfume biz in 1924, and it's also said that he was her lover. Wertheimer owned 70% of the company; Coco Chanel received 10% and her friend Bader 20%. Wertheimer-family controls the perfume company today as well. Perfume increased popularity in the United States after sex symbol Marilyn Monroe said that Chanel No. 5 was the only thing she wore in bed.

Coco Chanel introduced its signaturcardigan in 1925 and "the little black dress" the following year. Most of her designs changed little from year to year and from generation to generation. Typical of Coco Chanel and her designs are black, white and beige. She was very fond of classical works.

Unisex Fashion was created by Coco Chanel.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Coco, under the main topic Women.

Related authors: Marilyn Monroe, Karl Lagerfeld

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coco_Chanel

Famous quotes by Coco Chanel (36)


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"There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!"
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"Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants"
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"Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity"
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"Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger"
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"There are people who have money and people who are rich"
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"Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor"
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"I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J'aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing"
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"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone"
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"Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity"
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"Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death"
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"Great loves too must be endured"
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"Gentleness doesn't get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs"
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"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"
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"Fashion is made to become unfashionable"
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"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions"
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"Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous"
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"Fashion fades, only style remains the same"
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"Elegance is refusal"
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"Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future"
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"Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress"
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"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door"
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"As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom"
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"As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!"
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"A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future"
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"A woman has the age she deserves"
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"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous"
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"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty"
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"My friends, there are no friends"
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"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury"
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"Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress"
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"Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains"
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"It is always better to be slightly underdressed"
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"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different"
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"I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird"
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"I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like"
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"I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men"


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