Coco Chanel

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Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

By: Hanna SkuladottirIntro to Business Period 3Entrepreneur Biography Project

Time Line

1883

Born Gabrielle Chanel in The Loire Valley, France.

Achievements

-Neiman Marcus honored Chanel with its Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion, declaring her the most influential designer of the century.-Had many influential Hollywood stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly as routine clients to her clothing, perfume, and jewelry.-One of the most influential and wealthy women of the 20th century.-Chanel, to this day is one of the most sought after fashion brands in the world.

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.-Coco Chanel

1900

Works as a seamstress and cabaret singer, earning her nickname La Petite Coco.

1916

Chanel's sport suits first appeared in Vogue February 1.

1926

1971

Introduces the little black dress. Vogue calls it “the frock that all the world will wear."

Died in Jan. Her last moments were spent working on a collection that was showed two weeks later.

1895

1921

1913

Sent to a convent where she learned how to sew and got logo inspiration from the church's stained glass windows.

Opened her first boutique in Deauville, Normandy, selling clothes made from comfortable and cheap jersey tricot.

Collaborates with Ernest Beaux to create the perfume, Chanel No 5.

Works CitedCoco Chanel. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. Print."Biography: Coco Chanel." Lifetime. The Lifetime Network, 2012. Web. 15 Apr. 2014."Coco Chanel." Voguepedia. Vogue Magazine, 2014. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.

Characteristics of Chanel

UNIQUE

CAPABLE

RESOURCEFUL

AMBITIOUS

CAPABLE


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