By Mary Caliendo
The epitome of Fashion and design was that of CoCo Channel. Her given name was Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. She was born on August 19, 1883 in Saumur France. She died January 10, 1971 at the age of 87 years old in Paris France.
She was considered a modernist. She is credited with inspiring women's fashion in a menswear fashion. She was considered Time 100 Most Important Person of the 20th Century.
In 1924, with the famous Wertheimer brothers perfume house Bourgeois they embarked into a partnership to create Channel Perfume.
Here is a couple of great sayings from CoCo herself:
In Order to be irreplaceable one must always be different!
A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous!
Always different, ever inspiring and always very classy is CoCo Chanel and that is fabulous.
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