Year 9 Frech Assignment - Coco Chanel

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Coco Chanel did not always dream of being a fashion designer, She danced, attempted to be an actress, sold hosiery, rode horses, dispensed mineral water, and worked as a cabaret singer. Coco Chanel opened her first actual clothes store in 1909 in Paris. Th8is was when she was dating the aristocrat, Etienne Balsan, a playboy who could finance her, the store became a success. This says quite a lot about Chanel that she was able to turn a small boutique that employed two teenage girls into one of the most profitable fashion houses of all time.| She had enough money to set up a second shop in Paris. The luxurious clothes, fabrics, and jewellery affected her second collection and her second shop was located at a place that very wealthy people lived. She introduced alot of modern day fashion, such as: the bobbed hair style, pants for women, ‘little black dress’, she got rid of the corset from women's fashion, haute couture skiing accessories, the unisex style of dressing, sunbathing, the use of knit jersey, the women's bathing suit, and sports fashion. She then became a Hollywood fashion designer. In theatre, studios asked Chanel to design costumes that would appeal to women. But the thing that Chanel was most remembered for was probably her perfume Chanel No. 5. It was first launched in its art deco bottle in 1923. It was the first perfume to bear a designer's name.| Coco Chanel Died on January the 10th 1971. A little after her death, Karl Lagerfeld took over her company to continue the Chanel Legacy, today her company continues to thrive, with over a hundred million sales per year.| By: Nikita Sardesai 9FrenchZ| -------------------------------------------------

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