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Gabrielle Chanel orphaned at an early age was raised by nuns Gabrielle wanted to be a singer She debuted in a concert cafe Each of the two songs Gabrielle sang contained the word Coco The name which was given to her by the audience stuck for more than eighty years Her singing career however did not Cocos voice was limited and work did not come easily After her short attempt at a singing career Coco Chanel quit performing to begin work as a hat maker Coco Chanel went from designing hats to designing daring new fashions for the women of the 1920s Her rebellious styles liberated women from the past and became the symbol of modernity In 1921 Chanel introduced her first fragrance Chanel No 5 She continued to lead the fashion world until her death in 1971 Coco Chanel wasnt just ahead of her time She was ahead of herself If one looks at the work of contemporary fashion designers as different from one another as Tom Ford Helmut Lang Miuccia Prada Jil Sander and Donatella Versace one sees that many of their strategies echo what Chanel once did The way 75 years ago she mixed up the vocabulary of male and female clothes and created fashion that offered the wearer a feeling of hidden luxury rather than ostentation are just two examples of how her taste and sense of style overlap with todays fashion Chanel would not have defined herself as a feminist--in fact she consistently spoke of femininity rather than of feminism--yet her work is unquestionably part of the liberation of women She threw out a life jacket as it were to women not once but twice during two distinct periods decades apart the 1920s and the 50s She not only appropriated styles fabrics and articles of clothing that were worn by men but also beginning with how she dressed herself appropriated sports clothes as part of the language
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