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Transcript of COCO CHANEL
1924 - ON HER FREQUENT TRIPS TO SCOTLAND, WITH THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER, CHANEL DISCOVERS TWEED, A TRADITIONALLY MASCULINE FABRIC WHICH INSPIRES HER ICONIC WOMEN'S SUITS.
If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.
In the 1920s, Chanel took her thriving business to new heights.
Opening her first shop on Paris’s Rue Cambon in 1910, Chanel started out selling hats.
She launched her first perfume, Chanel No. 5, which was the first to feature a designer’s name. Perfume “is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion
In 1924 Chanel created the first line of make-up. In the same year, the "Societe des parfums chanel" is founded and it's dedicated to creating unique fragrances and beauty products.
Another 1920s revolutionary design was Chanel’s little black dress. She took a color once associated with mourning and showed just how chic it could be for evening wear.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Vol XCIII, No. 311
1883 - BIRTH OF CHANEL
As the founder of the House, Gabrielle Chanel is not just the renowned couturier Coco Chanel. Her passionate nature, her audacity and her avant-garde approach made her a multi-facetted character.
She employs 4,000 workers and owns 5 boutiques on rue Cambon in Paris.
1935 - CHANEL IS AT THE PEAK OF HER FAME
Fashion designer Coco Chanel, born August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France.
Coco Chanel grew up in an orphanage at Aubazine in Corrèze, France
Chanel, determined to re-create the success she had enjoyed in Deauville, opened an establishment in Biarritz in 1915. Biarritz, situated on the Côte Basque,
Based on the belief that luxury begins with perfect skin, Chanel develops the first comprehensive line of 15 groundbreaking skincare products, reflecting madmoiselle's visionary spirit.
During the World War II, Chanel was accused of being a Nazi spy.
She reopened her couture house in Paris, in 1954. But her new collection wasn’t well received by Parisians as the taint of being a Nazi spy continued to haunt her.
The iconic Chanel bag, also known as ‘2.55’, name after the date of the bag’s creation (February 1955) made bag more of a style statement and a luxurious product apart from it being a necessity for women.
In 1955 Chanel launches "Pour monsieur", the only men's fragrance to be produced in madmuaselle's lifetime.
Gabrielle Chanel creates the legendary two-tone slingback shoe
The 1960's - Celebrities in CHANEL
The fascination with Chanel grows, as the most celebrated stars of the time-Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly and Jeanne Moreau-wear the latest fashions from Chanel.
"May my legend prosper and thrive. I wish it a long and happy life!"