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Gabrielle “COCO” CHANEL
With her trademark suits and little black
dresses, fashion designer Coco Chanel created
timeless designs that are still popular today.
Childhood and early life
Carreer and private life
Award and achievement
Date of birth : August 19th
1883 in France
Siblings : 2 sisters & 2
Lived in a poor house
Lost her mom at 12
The girls were sent to an
The boy were sent to a farm
to be child labors
Chanel was raised by nuns who taught her to sew
She had a brief career as a singer
“COCO” was a cabaret singer at “la ROTOMBE” ( A
She performed a song “qui a vu COCO”
Her audiances cried “COCO” when they wanted
her to repeat this song
It was the Gabrielle CHANEL became “COCO
The Nickname “COCO”?
How the cabaret singer turns to a succefful businesswomen
At the age of 23 years she still at
boarding house, she met Etienne
Balsan an ex cavalry officer...
In 1908 : “COCO” began affair with her
balsan’s friend but soon che left him for
Captain Arthur Edward Capel who
financed the first hat boutique in Paris
under the name CHANEL.
In 1914 : the first world war began,
CHANEL was the only shop left open.
Her first taste of clothing
come form dresses that she
1910 Opens Chanel Modes, the
first hat boutique in Paris.
1913, designs a whole new style
for outdoor living
Coco’s entry to fashion
Chanel N°5 the timless perfume
the timeless perfume chanel 5 was launched and
become an iconic product
Between 1920 and 1930 Perfumes CHANEL thrived and
being a massive source of revenus
“COCO“ devellopped her unseen , unforgettable and
ultimate accessory of fashion : the perfum CHANEL N°5
Her friend Théopil Bader introduced her to Pierre
“ COCO “ sought a financial help
WERTHEIMER funded the venture and retained 70%
ownership share in the company , 20% for BADER and
only 10% for “COCO “
Under the agrement “COCO “ continue to sell clothes
under the CHANEL name.
She introduced the legendry chanel suit and the little
The personnel relationship between COCO CHANEL and
The internation economic depression ( second world war).
Chanel closed her business
“COCO “ got involved in with a Geraman
militery officer Hans Gunter von Dincklag.
She played a role in a secret peace mission
“COCO “ being a Nazi spy .
She was arrested But Churchil intervened
on her behalf and she was released.
She lefet Paris to switzland and
spended some years in Lausanne.
The dark side of COCO CHANEL
At the age of 70 made a triumphet return to the
fashion world by her femenin and easy fitting desing
and soon won over shops around the world.
She introduced quilted bag with the schoulder strap
The returm to the fashion world
The little black dress
Chanel N 5 perfume has become an iconic product
The unisexe Style of dressing
The elemintaion of the corset from the women’s fashion
Style could be both classic and casual
The red lipstick
Costum juwelery Sailor top
The use of knit jersey
The women’s bathing suits
The bobbed hair style
The famous chanel suits specially tailored for women
encouraged women to pursue their professional goals in
When it comes to Chanel
the double “C” mark
Designed by Coco chanel her self in 1925 ,
consists of two interlocked and opposing
letters C for her name Coco Chanel
Chanel is the only fashion designer who
features on Time magazine's list of the 100 most
influential people of the 20th century.
Award and achievement
“COCO CHANEL “ was died on Janury 10
,1971 at her appartement at the RITZ PARIS .
The cause of her death is not determinated.