Queen of Haute Couture«There is time for work. And there is time for love. That leaves no other time»
What you know about this person andwhat your association with her: Famous fashion designer She is Frenchwoman Well-known brand Small black dress Chanel №5 What else…?What next? See next slide…
What you will know: Who is Gabriel Why Chanel became Coco Why Chanel became so famous How she achieve success Her romances.Was it true love or the way of achieving goal? Why her famous aroma was named «№5» What her small black dress compare with Downside of her world-wide fame Let` go! Enjoy!
Act 1. Biography.How did Gabriel from a shelter become well-known Coco Chanel?
She was born on August 19th, 1883 in France. Her mother died at a young age, and Gabrielle’s father was"A girl should be two not able to take care ofthings: classy and 5 children alone. This isfabulous." why Gabrielle spent 6 years in an orphanage of the Roman Catholic monastery.
The orphanhood and poverty became for Gabriel Chanel first "universities" of her life. She had great gift of the self-"There are people who educated person.have money and people The family livedwho are rich." from hand to mouth that is why she had not opportunity to be educated.
"Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them."Coco Chanel all subsequent life aspired to forget about the sad childhood, composed legends. She fought against the past, with that humiliating existence when in despair shouted to pupils of a shelter: "I am not an orphan!" Already then at a poor table she swore to overcome own poverty and haplessness.
"In order to be irreplaceable onemust always be different."When Gabrielle was 20 years old, she started working as a cabaret singer. This is where she got her nickname, Coco.It was based on two popular songs with which she became identified, “Ko Ko Ri Ko” and “Qui qu’a vu Coco,” The song “Ko Ko Ri Ko” was her favorite. The soldiers there called her "Coco," and she adopted the nickname.
«Great loves too must be endured»She had many male admirers, and she became a mistress to many powerful men in the society. Because of this, Gabrielle was able to get financial aid and social connections to start a fashion business in 1913.
Coco in Mulen with rich officer Balsan went to Paris. They lived in the castle where she for many years can play a role of a pity kept woman: her opinion is not taken into consideration
Coco Chanel found the second lover - the Englishman, Boy Keypel. In this time the destiny smiled to her. Chanel could wake Balsans jealousy, and in this rivalry she won to herself means to open a fashionable hat shop.
Coco Chanel was a beloved of the grand duke Dmitry Romanov, however the duke Westminster became the dearest man to her heart. He belonged to English royal family and was one of the richest people of Great Britain.
Act 2. Career.From the seller of hatsto world-famous brand
through hardshipto the stars Over the years, Gabrielle has faced"Success is often achieved by many challenges as athose who dont know that designer. However,failure is inevitable." she never gave up and continued following her passion. She took advantage of her social connections and took risks all the time.
"There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!"Her trade of hats began very quickly to prosper. Many French celebrities came to it to shop However for unruly Coco this business was too narrow, her active nature demanded grandiose achievementsBy 1919, Coco Chanel was firmly established as courtiere and a name in the Parisian fashion industry.
First portrait of Gabrielle Chanel with one of her own hats published in the theatre magazine Comoedia Illustre, 1st October 1910.
Gabrielle Chanelin front of herboutique inDeauville, 1931.
Glorified perfume «Chanel No. 5» was brought Coco world popularity. Chanel mixed in one 80 different components. There were 20"A women who perfumery test tubes. She chosedoesnt wear perfume the fifth asked to add slightly a lilyhas no future." of the valley from her youth, and without thinking twice appropriated to this aroma own name, having added serial number of a trial bottle. And still her aroma remains to the most sold in the world.
small black dress"Elegance does not consist in In history Gabriel Chanelputting on a new dress." entered as the founder of a small black dress. Which didnt get out of fashion in this day and age and it is essential of any female wardrobe In 1926 the American magazine "Vogue" equated on universality and popularity «a small black dress» to the "Ford" car.
In this day and agebrand «Coco Chanel»is one of the mostwell-known anddefines the maintrend in fashionindustry
Since 1983 Karl Lagerfeld accepted the management of Chanel fashion house and became his main designer
Act 3. Details.Interesting undunusual facts of Coco`s life
Coco Chanel was included into the list of 100 most influential people on a planet for all history of mankind
Coco Chanel never was married. It had an infinite number of the admirers, almost all her partners in affairs were men, but she didnt marry. Her contemporaries said that suit art for it always was on the first placeGabriel Chanel was the woman with a strong mind. She achieved much, but, as we know, any medal has two sides. On the one hand glory and success, and on the other hand, her eternal lifes companion – loneliness.
Coco Chanel lived in hotel. The Ritz hotel was her house. More than 30 years Chanel considered Ritz which was one of the most magnificent hotels of Paris, the house.
Coco Chanel brought in fashion suntan. Sunburnt skin became fashionable since the time of Chanel. What is interestingly that it occurred casually. In 1923 Coco was sunburnt on the sun during cruise, and the public right there picked up "trend" when Coco appeared in such look in Cannes.
She was one of the first who began to use celebrities for advance of her things. She dressed the well-known actresses and photographed them for advertizing pages. Since then many most successful actresses became the face of brand of different years