“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” Coco Chanel
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born in Saumur, France on August 19, 1883. After her mother’s death, she and her sister were placed in an orphanage to be raised by nuns. This is where Chanel learned to sew. After she left the orphanage, she embarked on a short-lived career as a singer, before she embarked on creating her signature fashion line. Chanel once quipped that her nickname “Coco” was derived from a shortened version of “cocotte”, meaning a “kept woman”.
|Chanel Suite 2010|