Coco Chanel Essay

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Coco Chanel Coco Chanel is a name that when heard will click with something. Wheater thats perfume or a dress or a suit. After all Chanel is the name that all those things wear. Coco Chanel is the loved fashion icon who created all these things, our little black dress and pearls. Coco Chanel's ideas and designs were very different then the clothes that were being worn. There were no corsets in her designs, Chanel wanted to create clothes that allowed women to move, to work and to play. If women were going to work in the workforce, how would they do it in the tight confining clothes they wore? Chanel became an icon with her unique sense of style and art. Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, better known as "Coco" Chanel was born August 19 1883, in Saumer, France. Chanel's mother, Jeanne Devolle was a laundrywoman and was not married to Chanel's father, Albert Chanel. Albert Chanel was a peddler Chanel was the second daughter to the unmarried couple, having an older sister, Julia Berthe. Her parents married a year after Chanel was born. Chanel's family grew with a sister Antoinette and brothers Alphonse, Lucien and Augustin who died as an infant. Four years after the death of Augustin in 1891 Chanel's mother passed away. Chanel's father left the children with various family and in orphanages. 12 year old Cahnel was left in the orphanage of the Catholic monastery of Aubazine. There she learned to sew and Chanel spent school vacations with realtives learning to sew with more style than what was thought by the nuns in the monastery. This knownledge was the base of her famous carrer. At the age of 18 Chanel left the orphanage but in that time there there was no bright future for a poor girl, brought up in an orphanage. In her future life Chanel never did clear up details of the life she had in the orphanage. After all Chanel had spent her whole life escaping the fate that
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