Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Along with Paul Poiret, Chanel was credited with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and popularizing the acceptance of a sportive, casual chic as the feminine standard in the post-World War I era. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel's influence extended beyond couture clothing. Her design aesthetic was realized in jewelry, handbags, and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5, has become an iconic product.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
|Full Name at Birth||Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel|
|Age||87 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||August 19, 1883|
|Date of Death||January 10, 1971|
|Location of Death||Paris, France|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|Occupation Category||Fashion Designer|
|Claim to Fame||Chanel Maison|