Today is the birthday of one of the most important figures in the fashion world, Coco Chanel.
Chanel was born as Gabrielle Chanel in Saumur, France on the 19th of August 1883. As a designer, Chanel broke through and became a fashion icon through her bold and liberating work. She came most widely known and remembered for her signature scent Chanel No.5, which has become an iconic product in the world of fashion and to this day stands as one of the most important scents ever created.
Sadly, Coco Chanel passed away aged 87 on the 10th of January 1971. However, the work that her label Chanel does is still very much significant as they are constantly developing new products and redeveloping and improving on the old. The brand itself turned over $5.2 billion in the year 2016 and has over 300 stores and boutiques worldwide – sustaining its name as one of the leading fashion brands worldwide.
To remember the life and work of Coco Chanel here are some great quotes by the fashion icon herself.
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”
“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”