Born this day in 1883 in France, Coco Chanel, the legendary fashion designer. Coco created the "little black dress", the perfume "Chanel No. 5", the symbol of the interlocking CC found on all her handbags, even today.
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was Coco's birth name. Her father, a peddler who sold work cloths and undergarments, and her mother was a laundrywoman for a charity house. From these humble beginnings, came the woman who changed women's fashion forever- Coco Chanel.
Chanel torn the corset away from the female body setting us (women) free, to breath at long last and to move in a natural way. Coco Chanel redefined women's fashion forever. Casual chic, yes and even today a Chanel tweet suit is the mark of high fashion. Coco Chanel created the one of the first clothing boutique, from the fashionable address 31 rue Cambon in Paris. Coco's fashion is found through out the world. She truly created another language when it came to women's fashion. From how the woman moved to her scent to what she carried her money in ; Chanel knew how to dress a woman. Coco Chanel may have died in 1971, but her clothing is being worn today in the 21st century.