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Coco Chanel

  • birth

    birth
    -Gabrielle Chanel is born in Saumur France
    - Her parents are Jeanne Devolle and Albert Chanel.
    - She is born out of wedlock
    - her mother dies from asthma at the age of 33
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    Coco Chanel

  • Early life

    -Chanel and her two sisters are sent to live in an orphanage
  • Early life

    -Chanel moved to Moulins and stayed/ attended convent school with her aunt Adrienne who was of similar age.
    - She was taugh to sew by nuns
    - she soon worked as dress maker assisting m. Henri Desboutin
  • Career

    Career
  • Career

    Career
    -Chanel, a professional milliner, her sister Antionette, and two assistants grew her business
    - At this time her lover was Arthur "Boy" Capel who lent her money to open a shop in Rue Cambon
  • Career

    Career
  • Branching out

    Branching out
  • First lines

    First lines
  • First lines

    First lines
  • First lines

    First lines
  • First lines

  • First lines

    First lines
    -fragile gowns in silver lace brocade, black chantilly lace with gold spun net and jet tassels and black velvet capes with ostridge feathers were the height of fashion.
    - Chanel's designs had a spanish influence
  • 1920's

    1920's
  • 1920's

    1920's
  • 1920's

    1920's
  • 1920's

    1920's
  • 1920's

    1920's
  • The little black dress (1920's)

    The little black dress (1920's)
  • 1920's

    1920's
    -Dropped hemlines in 1929 meant tough times for cinema as the fashions were seen as out-dated
    - Chanel was asked to design for Samuel Goldwyn, a film producer, however, she chose to design for MGM
    - Many actresses overlooked or criticized Chanel's designs for being too understated
  • the Great Depression

  • 1930's

    1930's
  • 1930's

    1930's
  • WW2

    WW2
  • 1950's

    1950's
  • 1950's

    1950's
  • 1950's

    1950's
  • 1950's

    1950's
  • 1950's

    1950's
  • 1950's

    1950's
  • 1950's

    1950's
  • 1950's

    1950's
  • 1960's

    1960's
  • 1960's

    1960's
  • After death

    After death
  • Chanel's death