Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel, French fashion designer, known for introducing, among other things, the tweed costume and the legendary perfume Chanel N°5 to the world, was one of the most representative figures of the 20th century fashion world.
In her late teens, Gabrielle Chanel began to study the trade of a seamstress, and started her career sewing baby clothes and women’s underwear.
Gabrielle also tried her hand at a singing career. Due to the chanson “Qui qu’a vu Coco dans l’Trocadéro?”, which she sang with great success, the audience dubbed her Coco.
Chanel disliked dresses created by Christian Dior, saying Dior’s clothes disguised women as airships.
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