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Transcript of Coco Chanel
In 1990 Coco moved to a local convent school where she had been taught to sew and with these skills found work as a dress maker. She began as a shoe keeper. She made an attempt to sing and dance with in mind to make a career in theater business, but the plan had backfired because she was never offered a contract. Educational background:
Jeanne, Coco's mother, died February 16Th 1895 simply because of exhaustion and overwork, at the age of 33. At 12 years old, Coco and her sisters were sent to an orphanage by their father Albert, after the death of their mother. It was ran by the sisters of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Mary at Aubazine. How Designer got started: When she was 22 years old she had met Etienne Balsan, which was a horse breeder and later on her future husband. He had given her money to open her first shop in 1910. The store was called "Chanel Modes". A French actress wore her hats which helped establish a reputation for Coco. Besides her fashion line, in today society, many people buy her fragrance and handbags. She also sells things like makeup, jewelery, and watches. Around 18-50 because of the variety of the products she distributes. For example, her handbags and purses draw attention to a younger generation while some of the clothing is for a much older group.
Facts About Coco:
-Coco had invented the "little Black Dress" in 1926.
-She is credited with popularizing the concept of "costume jewelry" in 1920. What she did was she had mixed fake pearls with real stones.
-She also introduced the idea of using jersey fabric to create clothing which was typically used for men undergarments.
-Introduced her first perfume in 1922. What made it so special was she was the first to mix natural and artificial scents.
-Her fashion empire, until her death, brought in over $160 million dollars a year. Logo: Prices of line/ examples of products: Specialties: One of the Fashion shows The End. Age and socioeconomic group Chanel targets: More Facts About Coco:
- She was born on August 19, 1883.
- She became an orphan after her mother died.
- She was arrested September 1944 after rumors spread about about romantic involvement with a German officer.
- After World War II was declared, she closed her salon and her fashion business for more than 10 years.
-Eliminated the use of the corset in women's fashion.
-She died in 1971 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris at the age of 88. 6 words to describe Coco Chanel:
State of the art,
Astronomical. The "Little Black Dress" Works Cited:
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Gaines, Ann. Coco Chanel. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. Print.
De, La Haye, Amy., and Shelley Tobin. Chanel, the Couturiere at Work. Woodstock, NY: Overlook, 1994. Print.
Coco Chanel products are sold all over the world, but there are stores locally that also sell her products. Many people go on the Chanel website to buy items that may not be in local stores. The closest Chanel store is in Dallas, Texas. Where to buy Coco Chanel Products Locally:
Ulta Salon- Fragrance: 600 Ed Noble Parkway Plaza, Norman Oklahoma
Dillard's- Fragrance, Makeup, Skincare: 3499 West Main, Sooner Fashion Mall, Norman Oklahoma
Macy's- Fragrance: Suite 1078, Penn Square Mall, Oklahoma City
Sephora-- Fragrance: 1901 NW Expressway, Space 2032A, Penn Square Mall. $2,345 $1648.00 Quote: Why was she called Coco?
Coco Chanel is actually a nickname that everybody had started calling her. Her Actual name is Gabrielle. "Coco came from Chanel's version of a song called "Qui Qu'a Vu Coco?" Soon she was know as "Coco" to her audience. By
Jessica De Loera