Coco Chanel

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In History
  • Birth of Gabrielle Chanel

    Birth of Gabrielle Chanel
    Chloe Chanel was born in Saumur, France
  • Her mom died

    Her mom died
    Coco Chanel's mom died when she was 12 years old. Her dad then left, so she was sent to a Catholic orphanage. At the orphanage she learned to sew.
  • First store was open

    First store was open
    Before Gabrielle opened a store she sang and changed her name to Coco Chanel. Her first store was opened in Rue 21 in Paris.
  • Opens first boutique

    Opens first boutique
    She opened her first boutique in Deuville,France. She started off by selling a sportswear collection.
  • Coco Chanel's second shop was created

    Coco Chanel's second shop was created
    Coco Chanel opened up a couture house in Paris.
  • First Fragrance was created

    First Fragrance was created
    Coco Chanel created the N.5. fragrance, and it became a huge success.
  • First makeup line

    First makeup line
    Coco Chanel released lip colors and powder for her makeup line.
  • Jewelry line released.

    Jewelry line released.
    She released a jewelry line called "Bijox De Diamants" which she sold diamond jewelry.
  • Releases new collections

    Releases new collections
    In 1955 she released the "2.55 bag," which was a black leather handbag with a gold chain. In 1957 she released the "Two-Tone Shoes" which were beige heels with a black top.
  • Coco Chanel’s death

    Coco Chanel’s death
    She died at the age of 87 in the Ritz Hotel located in Paris.
  • Interesting Facts!

    1.Her first perfume was one of the first to mix natural and artificial scents.
    2.Her mother died from tuberculosis.
    3. She introduced the idea of using jersey fabric for clothing.
  • Citations

    Book- Coco Chanel the legend and the life
    Author- Justine Picardie
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    Why Coco Chanel is important

    Coco Chanel impacted the fashion history majorly. She created watches, shoes, clothes, suits, dresses, and so much more. Many loved her work and how successful she was. She created a big impact in the fashion industry and still is known today.