Coco chanel

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Coco chanel

  1. 1. • Born August 19, 1883 • Was abandoned by her father and sent to her aunts, where she learned proper manners and etiquette. • Loved to sew since childhood. • Sent to an orphanage owned by nuns at age 17. • They helped her get her first job as a shopkeeper.
  2. 2. • Became a cabaret singer, found her nickname by one of the songs she sang “Qui qu’a vu Coco.” • Met Etienne Balsan a rich playboy. He helped her open fer first hat shop. Later dumped him. • Had a relationship with Arthur “Boy” Chapel, who helped her open her famous dress shop on 31 Rue Combon during the great depression.
  3. 3. • 1921 developed her famous fragrance Chanel No.5 • By 1930’s reputation had grown enormously • She was hired by Samuel Goldwin to dress Katherine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Elizabeth Taylor for one million dollars. • Unfortunately Many Hollywood stars would not work with her
  4. 4. • Closed down her shop after WWII • Arrested in September 1944, for an affair with a Nazi officer. • Released a few hours later. • Exiled to Switzerland for 15 years.
  5. 5. • Dior came out with a new look; the corset. • Angered by it Chanel made a comeback in 1953. • 70 years old at the time. • Many in Hollywood came to accept her. • She made a new market in America.
  6. 6. • January 10,1971, Gabrielle Chanel passed away. • Karl Lagergeld helmed the Chanel label after her death. • She remains one of the most revered women in the fashion industry.

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