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Coco Chanel Project, US History.

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Coco Chanel Karl Lagerfeld, who took over Chanel's enterprise. The Chanel Suit which would shape women's fashion forever. Coco Chanel in one of her famous hand-made hats. Chanel's Iconic Symbol 25 MUST KNOW FACTS ABOUT
MADEMOISELLE CHANEL This video portrays fashion at the time of Coco Chanel. Many ideas are shown for women by these famous designers which would go on to shape the world of fashion for women forever. Skirts became shorter, "bobbed" hair became the new style, and corsets were thrown away. Coco Chanel by Kathryn Browne FACT #2: Chanel's mother died when Chanel was only 6 years old. FACT #1: Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born on August 19th in Saumur, France. FACT #3: Gabrielle Chanel was one of 5 children. FACT #4: Chanel grew up in an orphanage where she learned how to sew. FACT #5: The orphanage was the Catholic Monastery of Aubazine FACT #6: Chanel had a brief career as a singer, the soldiers who came to watch her perform nicknamed her "Coco." FACT #7: At age 23 she became the mistress of Etienne Balsan. FACT #8: Balsan offered to help her start a business in Paris. FACT #9: The first item Chanel sold was a hand-made hat. When asked where she bought her hat, she simply responded that she would make one for the person asking. FACT #10: One of Chanel's trademark clothing items is a collarless jacket with a fitted skirt FACT #11: Chanel's main inspiration for the clothing she created was menswear. FACT #12: Chanel launched her first perfume, Chanel No 5. Before this time perfume had never been sold by a designer FACT #13: Coco Chanel was a strong believer in comfort, she once said “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” Fact #14: Her strong belief in comfort led her to encourage women to leave their corsets behind! This was a shocking new revelation to women of the 20s. Fact #15: Chanel’s little black dress would revolutionize society forever, becoming the “go-to” clothing item in every women’s closet. Fact #16: Not only was Coco Chanel a fashion designer but during WWII she served as a nurse. Fact #17: Chanel began loosing popularity when people found out that Chanel had an affair with a Nazi. Chanel moved to Switzerland to escape the rumors. Fact #18: Women in the United States began to look to Chanel’s bell-bottoms and pea coats for everyday wear. Fact #19: Chanel disappeared from fashion for a while but at age 70 she came back with feminine items that won over customers of all ages. Fact #20: The life of Coco Chanel has been made into a Broadway Musical, a movie and more. Fact #21: Coco Chanel never married. Fact #22: January 10, 1971 Coco Chanel died at the Hotel Ritz, many women wore Chanel suits to the funeral. Fact #23: In 1983, Karl Lagerfeld, a good friend and coworker of Chanel, took control of Chanel’s company, bringing it to a new life. Fact #24: Coco Chanel's' symbol was two entertwining C's. Fact #25: Coco Chanel is one of the most influential fashion designers of all time. Works Cited:
1. "Coco Chanel Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. Jan. 2013.

2. "Coco Chanel Biography." Coco Chanel. N.p., n.d. Web. Jan. 2013.
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