Biography of Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel was a French fashion designer and one of the most influential women in history. She created Chanel brand and liberated women from corsets. Her real name was Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel but she was known as ''Coco''.
Gabrielle was born in 1883 in the small town of Saumur. Her mother died when she was 12 and Coco ended up in an Aubazine, a home for abandoned children. This was the place where she learned both: discipline and sewing. When she grew up she was strongly determined to change her life and forget about the past. And this is how the myth was born.
During her life, Chanel met a lot of people who helped her to achieve success, but she became famous mainly for innovative designs. Her ideas were often ahead of their time – that's why they aroused so much controversy. Coco was the first woman to wear trousers in public and she managed to popularise this trend. Chanel products such as bags, ''the little black dress'', jewellery and perfumes gained international acclaim. Chanel No. 5 is still one of the most popular fragrances in the world.
Gabrielle died in 1971 at the age of 89 but her designs in fashion are still alive. As she once said ''Fashion fades,