Fashion Icons - 7 Things You Should Know about Coco Chanel

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"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.

Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."2

Behind that designer Chanel bag is the legend herself!

Named as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, legendary designer Coco Chanel was a pioneer in the world of fashion.

Her kind of fashion was inspired by menswear and she believed in simple yet highly expensive designs.

"Not only did she make "black" the black it is today, but she also created the wardrobe staple that none of us can live without- the little black dress!"

Here are some little known facts about her that every woman should know:2

1. She Loved Pockets!

Coco Chanel was so enchanted with pockets that this would prove to be the main focus of her designs in handbags for women!

Time to add those extra pockets!

"A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion."

She Loved Pockets!

2. It Started as a Hobby

Chanel started her career by designing hats which later became a bit hit with aristocratic Parisians.2

It was her innovative and fancy hat designs that got her attention.

Maybe it’s time you turned your hobby into a career!

"Coco was a revolutionary figure in her time, and her persona remains a powerful force in the fashion world to this day."

It Started as a Hobby

3. Hosiery to High Fashion

Did you know that before she became a fashion legend, Coco Chanel used to work as a clerk in a small hosiery shop?

Legends do start small!

From humble beginnings to grandeur!

"Mademoiselle Chanel knew of the power of celebrities.2

She would dress famous actresses with her new fashions so as to be walking advertisements.

Since then, countless actresses have been fortunate enough to be the face of the House of CHANEL."

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