Today marks the 132nd birthday of the inspiring fashion designer, Coco Chanel.
She truly was an incredible woman defying the rules of fashion.
Whilst women embraced corsets and layers of clothing, Coco created comfortable clothing for women.
The glamourous brand that is an international darling started with rather humble beginnings.
See our list of things you didn’t know about Coco Chanel:
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] 1. [/dropcap]Coco chanel was brought up in an orphanage run by nuns after the death of her mother. Coco’s father was peddler so he saw it best to leave his two daughters at an orphanage.
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] 2. [/dropcap]She was born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. Coco became her nickname after a song she song she sang during a brief job as a singer at a club.
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] 3. [/dropcap]She transformed the colour black with her Little Black Dress. Coco showed that black was an elegant colour and could be worn for other events besides funerals.
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] 4. [/dropcap]When Coco first opened her business, she started selling hats.
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] 5. [/dropcap]The designer never married but had relationships which were considered controversial including a Nazi soldier.
The Chanel brand continues to grow around the world and is one of the most recognised brands. A brand that is synonymous with sophistication and poise.