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CoCo Chanel

important person during the 1920's and 1930's

Helene Sorensen

on 7 January 2013

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Coco Chanel contributed to the 1920s culture because she understood how people were trying to seperate themselves from the old and start making life new. The early 1920s was all about making "someone." Coco Chanel saw the needs and desire women wanted at those times and designed her line "Chanel" around what women wanted. This was something no one had ever done before. Coco contributed to the culture because she welcomed all new fashion to the world, which changed the culture of women and how they would appear through fashion. This was exactly what was being looked for because the focus of the 1920's was to change from the old to new. Coco Chanel introduced simple colors, turtleneck sweaters, pea jackets, all these new fashions were a great suscess in the United States. Coco Chanel 20th Century Economy Coco Chanel contributed to the economy in the 20th century when she brought her company "Chanel" to New Jersey in 1920's. Enlarging her company overseas helped her buisness in the economy through the rough times. Coco Chanel introducing her new line of fashion at this time period helped the economy with manufactoring the clothes. With this new line of clothing out for the public it allowed companies to be bought from for fabrics. Warehouses soon were full of supply because of increase of rapid production. It was allowing a growing brand awareness and the society was desperate to shake off "the war to end all wars" and the rememberence World War 1 killed over 15 million people. This bitter end of the economically stifling and social repressed Victorian era did many things for the American economy. Coco Chanel helped to open up the marketplace to entire half of the population, women! How Fashion Changed in Early 1920's Facts Chanel in 3 minutes http://www.biography.com/people/coco-chanel-9244165
Facts 5. Coco set up a millinery shop in Paris in 1910.

6. Coco's mother died from tuberculosis when she was 12 and her father then left the family, he put Coco into an orphanage where she spent the next 6 years of her life and learned how to sew.

7. Coco Chanel launched her 1st perfume, Chanel No. 5 in 1922. It was one of the 1st perfumes ever to mix natural and artificial essences.

8. Little Black Dress was invented in 1926 which French Vogue dubbed "Chanel's Ford" and its practicality and marketability.

9. Coco Chanel started off selling hats after she got her licensed hat-maker and owned her first shop in 1910. These two photos show how the fashion changed from 1918 to 1920. The 1920's outfit is Coco Chanel's design. You can see the difference and how the fashion sparks a "new" in society. 1. Coco was born in France in 1883 and was part of a big family, as one of five children.

2. Coco Chanel real name is Gabrielle.

3. Her name was adopted to be Coco during a brief career as a cafe and concert singer. From 1905-1908

4. First mistress of a wealthy military officer then of an English industrialist. Facts 10. Coco credited with popularizing the concept of "costume jewelry" in the 1920's, creating seasonal jewelry that mixed fake pearls with real stones.

11. She introduced the idea of using jersey fabric to create clothing, which had prior been used only for men's undergarments.

12. Coco and her brand of most well known for costume jewelry, two-tone shoes, quilted bags, and simple suits made of tweed or jersey.

13. Her classic Chanel suit became famous for its flattering cut, simple fabric and specially weighted lining, to give it the perfect hang. Facts 14. Coco Chanel died in January 1971 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris at age 88.

15. She was briefly accused of associating with the Nazi party.

16. She made the tan popular after retuning from a cruise to Cannes with a sunburn.

17. She was a Leo and collected anything with lions. Facts 18. The shape of the Chanel No. 5 bottle was in reference to Place Vendome.

19. When Coco passed away, only 3 outfits were found in her Rue Cambon apartment.

20. Until her death in 1971 her fashion empire brought in more than $160 million per year.

21. She loved pockets most of all her collections included pockets of some sort. Facts 22. Outbreak of WW1, Chanel fired her workers and shut down her shops.

23. Coco Chanel was never married. She said there were always westministers but only 1 Coco Chanel.

24. In the 1923's Coco met a wealthy duke westminister abroad on his Yacht.

25. Before her designing career began, she worked in a small hosiery shop in France. Coco Chanel on the front cover, she was a well known designer that was published and talk about all over the world. And even known she is dead she is still spoken about. This was an advertisment for Chanel No. 5 when it first was released in the 1920's. This photo shows one of Coco Chanel's dresses being modeled from the 1920's. This is the Coco Chanel famous Little Black Dress. This video gives a mini biography on Coco Chanel. It gives brief detail on her background of a childhood, fashion and how she became big starting in the 1920's. Because when she was little her dream was not to become a fashion designed and be this successful.
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