Coco Chanel


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Gabrielle "Coco" Bonheur Chanel (August 19, 1883 – January 10, 1971) was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She was the only fashion designer to appear on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Along with Paul Poiret, Chanel was credited with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and ... more »

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  • ''There have been several Duchesses of Westminster—but there is only one Chanel!''
    Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French fashion designer. As quoted in Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage, vol. 2, by William C. Young (1975). ...
  • ''Fashion is made to become unfashionable.''
    Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French couturière. Life (New York, Aug. 19, 1957).
  • ''Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.''
    Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French couturière. Quoted in Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets, ch. 21, Marcel Haedrich (1971).
  • ''Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.''
    Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French couturière. Quoted in Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets, ch. 21, Marcel Haedrich (1971).
  • ''Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck.''
    Coco Chanel (1883-1971), French couturière. Quoted in Marcel Haedrich, Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets, ch. 21 (1971).
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