Coco Chanel (Gabrielle Chanel/1883-1971) "French Couturier"

French fashion designer Coco Chanel was born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel in Saumur, Southern France in 1883. Gabrielle adopted the name Coco during a brief career as a singer in cafes and concert halls, between 1905-08. She began her career as a designer by designing hats. Her first shop opened in 1914. Her famous salon on rue Camdon in Paris opened in 1920. Chanel was famous for popularizing practical clothes for women. In 1922. A Broadway musical of her life opened in 1969, with Katharine Hepburn taking the role of Coco. She died on January 10, 1971 in Paris.

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was an influential French fashion designer, founder of the famous brand Chanel, whose modernist thought, practical design, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important and influential figure in 20th-century fashion. She was the only fashion designer to be named on Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.

Chanel introduced a perfume, Chanel No. 5, which became and remained popular, and remains a profitable product of Chanel's company.

coco chanel combining the first letters of his name became a symbol of her brand.

Coco Chanel is a 2008 television film directed by Christian Duguay and written by Ron Hutchinson, Enrico Medioli and Lea Tafuri. It stars Shirley MacLaine as (the older) Coco Chanel, the pioneering French fashion designer. The film was broadcast by Lifetime Televisio.

"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve."

"Fashion passes, style remains."
Coco Chanel