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Coco Chanel – Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (1883) – Fashion Designer

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Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, legendarily known as Coco Chanel, was a woman of a great significance not only in the history of fashion and style but in the history of the 20th century.

Chanel was founded in 1910. In perfumes “Chanel” is one of the largest purveyors in the world. The company also makes designer clothes and accessories. The brand Chanel is valued at 18.5 billion dollars.

Gabrielle Chanel was born on the 29th of August 1883 in Saumur, a little village in northeast France shortly after her birth Chanel’s mother died. The early life of Coco Chanel was tough. After the death of Chanel’s Mother, her father decided to give his children in adoption. He sent his three daughters including Gabrielle to a convent, Karez life in a religious institution. The institute was frim and sparing. Gabrielle did learn sewing and gained the basic knowledge of how to make ready to wear clothes at age 18. Soon she left the convent and moved to Mullins in 1908. There she worked as a seamstress.

She aspired to be a singer and she did try her luck at singing while living in Vichy town. With time she realized her voice is not great and she will waste her time. Destiny had different plans for her. Chanel was 23 when she got into an affair with a rich aristocrat named Etienne Balsan.

Gabrielle Chanel
Gabrielle Chanel

They soon moved to high-class society. This helped Chanel to come in acquaintance with many wealthy members of the society and a different social circle. In 1913 with financial aid from a lover Arthur Capel, coco launched a boutique selling fashionable and stylish clothes in Deauville.

She was very ahead of time and made impressive use of jersey fabric with her innovations. During the first world war shortages her fabric came out as help for the mases. by 1919 Chanel opened her first boutique in Paris at 31 Ruka bond which is in the heart of the most fashionable area of Paris. in 1938 she retired from the fashion business with people & political conidiations not accepting her label.

No matter how good you are, and how much you love what you do. Setbacks are real for everyone.

something same happened with Chanel too. However, sixteen years later she made a confident comeback after becoming fed up of seeing French fashion become male dominated. The focus to achieve goals never goes in vain. At first, her post-war collection was not well-received by the critics. It proved to be immensely popular with the general public. At the beginning of the Second World War in 1939 Chanel closed her shop stating that war was not the right time for fashion. In the surroundings of post-war integrations, Coco Chanel moved to Switzerland where she resided until 1950. The post-war period saw emergence of many new male designers like Christian Dior who began to overshadow Chanel’s branding. However, in 1954, she returned to Paris and reopened her couture house. Her post-war label was quiet successful in America and Britain and less in France as many Frenchmen continued to hold her war record against her.

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel

The post-war period saw emergence of many new male designers like Christian Dior who began to overshadow Chanel’s branding. However, in 1954, she returned to Paris and reopened her couture house. Her post-war label was quiet successful in America and Britain and less in France as many Frenchmen continued to hold her war record against her. The scope of Ocean ELLs’ Iconic little black dress took the fashion world by storm and changed the history of its course.

In the post-war era, Coco Chanel felt the need for revolution in the women’s collection. She began this revolution by liberating women from the bondage of corset and encouraged a casual elegant range of clothes. Her fashion symbolised some of the social and political changes of the time. Chanel had designed black dresses in early 1913. The American vogue in 1926 described as Garson style black day dress as the “Chanel Ford the frock” that all the world would wear.

Ocean ELLs
Ocean ELLs

The celebrated creative director Karl Lagerfeld recently passed away at the age of 85. Karl was the creative director at Chanel for the past 36 years. The title is now passed on to Virginie Viard as new creative director at Chanel. Although there have been no releases yet under the creative change. it holds a world of possibilities as the brand and VR find its feet in this space it is in today.

Coco Chanel is a brand at the heart of women’s rights. It celebrates feminism and the right to feel sexy in your own skin with a little black dress.

It defies gender norms with a line of Male clothing inspired collection in a world that was so dominated by men. Coco Chanel was successful in standing above the survey and exceptionally showed her designs could shape the modern world. She once added “luxury must be comfortable otherwise it is not a luxury” one of the timeless personalities who inspire everyone in the fashion industry. She is still a role model for many aspiring designers.

Inspiring Highlight from Coco Chanel’s career

In her initial days when she held a fashion show to showcase her designs. Some people sneered at Coco’s clothes as they were too strange and different for them. But as time went on, Coco showed them that you don’t need to wear corsets or sparkly sequins to be stylish because sometimes less is more. Although I must say, there are times when more is more and being different might make other people think differently too. although I must say, there are times when more is more and being different might make other people think differently too. Everyone undeniably remembers Gabriel Coco Chanel who inspired future fashion designers.

Her story inspire us to chase our dream, no matter what people say! We all inherit the capacity to transform this world.

Coco Chanel - Fashion Designer
Coco Chanel – Fashion Designer

Coco Chanel is one of the most celebrated fashion designers to have ever lived. The name Coco Chanel and her Brand Chanel remains untouchable to date.

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