Coco Chanel Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Net Worth

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Coco Chanel (Coco, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel)

Last Updated: 07 Aug, 2023 | Views: 2671

Age: 87

Profession: Fashion Designer

Other Profession(s): Dressmaker, Milliner

Famous For: Woman's Suit, The Quilted Purse, Costume Jewelry, And The “Little Black Dress.”

Higher Education: Graduated

Coco Chanel Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
19 Aug, 1883 (87 Years 04 Months 22 Days)
Birth Country
France
Birth Place
Saumur
Birth Sign
Leo
Religion
Catholicism
Nationalities
French
Died on
10 Jan, 1971
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Coco Chanel Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was an entrepreneur and fashion designer from France. The founder and namesake of the Chanel company, she is credited with popularising sporty, casual chic as the feminine benchmark of style in the years following World War I. This replaced the previously prevalent "corseted silhouette" with a design that was easier, much quicker to put on and take off, more pleasant, and less expensive, all without forgoing elegance. Only she is ranked among the 100 most significant figures of the 20th century in Time magazine. A renowned fashion designer, Chanel realised her attractive look in jewellery, handbags, and scent, expanding her influence beyond luxury apparel.

Career:

In 1906: In Vichy, a spa town, Chanel had a job.

In 1908: Captain Arthur Edward "Boy" Capel, a friend of Balsan's, was the subject of Chanel's first relationship.

In 1918: When stage performer Gabrielle Dorziat wore Chanel hats in Fernand Nozière's play Bel Ami, Chanel's hat business took off.

In 1913: Chanel introduced opulent casual apparel appropriate for leisure and sport when she founded a store in Deauville with funding from Arthur Capel.

In 1923: Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, the enormously wealthy Duke of Westminster, well known to his close friends as "Bendor," was exposed to Chanel by Lombardi.

Achievements and Awards:

By the late 1920s, Chanel Industries, which included her couture firm as well as a perfume laboratory, a textile mill, and a jewellery workshop, reputedly had a value of millions of dollars and employed over 2,000 people.

When World War II started in 1939, Chanel stopped her couture house. Her reputation was tarnished by her relationship with a German official during the Nazi occupation, and she did not make a comeback to fashion until 1954.

Unknown Facts:

Hugh Grosvenor, the second Duke of Westminster, and Chanel allegedly had a relationship for ten years, during which time the Duke proposed to the fashion designer.

Chanel requested that she be buried in her favourite suit, a beige and white Twitter suit with the designer's signature gold buttons and braid, according to WWD.

Coco Chanel Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 166 cm
In Meters 1.66 m
In Feet & Inches 5'5"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 55 kg
In Pounds 121 Ibs
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Brown

Coco Chanel Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Albert Chanel
Mother's Name
Jeanne Devolle
Brother(s)
Alphonse Chanel, Lucien Chanel, Augustin Chanel, Pierre Chanel
Sister(s)
Antoinette Chanel, Julia-Berthe Chanel
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