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Coco Chanel… September 19, 2009

Filed under: people — eve @ 10:43 am

16201 As a little girl I had many role models from singers to models and actresses.However one of the people who I still admire and has influenced me is Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel.

She was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy and belief of expensive simplicity made her an important figure in 20th century fashion.Not having a mother , as she died early, Coco spent her childhood in an orphanage while working in a tailor.Starting  from nothing   she soon built an empire.Beginning in a small shop she tried to give women a sense of freedom and as a poor girl she couldn’t afford to buy expensive fabrics so she took what were considered law quality fabrics like jersey and upgraded them.Moreover through her menswear-inspired fashion she helped in the independance and equality of women.

After  being informed that she had turned her back on her roots and claimed her father was a rich businessman my little-girl fascination bagan to fade.However after realising that most of her fashions had a staying power and didn’t change much from even generation to generation.Products like Chanel  No5, the little black dress and her signature cardigan jacket made me change my mind nad I still admire her achievements .

Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel rose to become one of the premier fashion designers in Paris.Still many modern fashion designers are influenced by her and a considerable amount of people recognise her as an innovator.My life is richer for having been touched by her example.


3 Responses to “Coco Chanel…”

  1. Chris Mark Says:

    What an elegant role model! I can see you did some research about Chanel’s life… impressive!

  2. princess-pro~not yet queen;)~ Says:

    I agree that it’s very impressive knowing all these things about her life!…Personally, I had no idea of some things you mention she had done!…eeeeexcelleeeent!!

  3. evaki Says:

    Thank you bothfor your compliments!:-)

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