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Kailee Dias

Coco Chanel and Her Movement

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel became the fashion “queen” she came from a rough house, to her mom passing away when she was young and her dad practically abandoned her and her sister. Coco Chanel liked to party, she was a partier. Nothing would stop her from going to parties, coming home late. She just liked to party to get her mind off things. She always like fashion and designing, but never thought about that she could make a change just by being her.
Becoming more and more into fashion she became more and more known. Having the fashion line (Coco Chanel) definitely changed her life around. In the late 1800’s to modern days, Coco
Chanel she changed the perception of what was appropriate womens clothing. She brought equality to womens Fashion.
Coco Chanel changed fashion history in many ways, one reason is that she refused to wear the latest trends of fashion. She was always her own person, petticoats and bone corsets was the fashion when she was a child until she got a sewing machine. Ever since then she wanted to be a fashion designer, She would design outfits for fashion shows. At the age 17 she would sell her clothing the people all around her town, when she got 18 she opened up her own store called “Chanel” the store was in good business.
In 1912, she met the wealthy socialite, Arthur "Boy" Capel, who helped her open her first hat shop in 1913. Actually, she wasn’t part of the "upper­class," but with the financial help and connections from Capel, her shop kept increasing and expanding. Her real break came in the early 1920s during the Great Depression when Chanel, with the financial help of Capel, opened

her first and now legendary shop at 31 Rue Cambon. She opened two boutiques: one in Paris and the other in Biarritz. Together these shops employed more than 300 people. During this period,
Chanel created her world­renowned No 5 fragrance.
Coco Chanels dad wasn't there for her at all, but when she started getting paid her dad started coming in her life, and like sucking up the her (because he wanted some part of the money) but Chanel didn't allow him to come in to her life. She knew she was going to be used. Her and her siblings lived together and they all payed the bills. But mostly Chanel, because Chanel had the most money. Chanel was always busy.
With her trademark suits and little black dresses, fashion designer Coco Chanel created timeless designs that are still popular today. Jeans were a big deal back then because only men wore Jeans, its like if a boy came in the class with a dress on, his friends would most definitely laugh at him. The girls got laughed at a lot, but Coco Chanel basically told them not to worry about it because they can live up to themselves and not worry about others.
The girls werent dressing themselves the boys took over what they wore. On the other hand Coco made that all change, she intoduced new fashion for women.(ties, for women and boat hats) when her latest trends cam out she became even more popular. By the 1920s, when
Chanel empolyed more then two thousand people in her workrooms, she had amassed a personal fortune of $15 million and went on to create an empire.
She believed in simplicity, and elegance, and freed women from the tryanny of fashion. She inspired women to take off their bine corsets and cut their hair. She used ordinary jersey as couture fabric, elevated the waistline, and created bell­bottom trousers, trench coats and turtle neck sweaters.

Chanel has said: "Women think about all colors except the absence of color. I have already said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute."
Arguably the most influential fashion designer of all time, Coco Chanel revolutionised the way women wore clothes and paved a new way for the fashion brand, capitalising on the changing times she was living in and her status as a fashion icon. With The