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Coco Chanel was born as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel on August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France. One hundred and thirty-one years later, the legacy of her credo - "fashion passes, style remains" - continues to sparkle.

Coco Chanel was born as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel on August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France. One hundred and thirty-one years later, the legacy of her credo - "fashion passes, style remains" - continues to sparkle.
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Coco Chanel was born as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel on August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France. One hundred and thirty-one years later, the legacy of her credo - "fashion passes, style remains" - continues to sparkle.

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Chanel's Little Black Dress

8/17/2014
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The Little Black Dress - a simply cut, often short, black evening dress - is said to be an essential part of any modern woman's wardrobe. (Drive, RN Australia, 12/11/2013)

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Coco Chanel: The Unlikely Fashion Icon

8/17/2014
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Fashion designer Coco Chanel has been credited with developing the "modern woman." She once said, "I had rediscovered honesty, and in my own way, I made fashion honest." By loosening waistlines, shortening hemlines and embracing pants, Chanel redefined women's style. She was inspired by men's wear: shirts with clean collars, simple sweaters and loose belted jackets. She liberated women from constrictive clothing by making clothes that women could move in. Her designs were a symbol of the...

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31 Rue Cambon: Coco Chanel's Fabulous Paris Flat

8/17/2014
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Coco Chanel invented a fashion vocabulary — camellias, the black dress, the double-C logo, the elongated octagon shape of the Chanel No. 5 perfume stopper — and she surrounded herself with these inspirations in her posh Paris apartment. (Morning Edition, NPR, 12/29/2009)

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