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Luxury must be comfortable unless it is not luxury Chanel made fashion what it is today She traded in the corsets and stiff collars for boxy dresses and trousers She believed woman should not be squeezed or poked in garments they wear Apparel in the early 1900s was purposely made to make an individual look either smaller or fuller and Chanel wanted to change that Coco Chanel single handedly created a womans fashion revolution by introducing straight flowing lines and plain colors to everyday fashion Most people would think that a very well known wealthy person like Gabrielle Chanel would have a very easy childhood but actually it was the complete opposite Gabrielles mother passed away when she was just a little girl Her father a peddler sent her and her other two sister to an orphanage while her other two brother went to work at a family farm Biographycom 1-2At the orphanage where Chanel stayed for about 6 years the nuns taught Gabrielle how to make her own clothing It was around age 20 when Gabrielle Chanel got her trade mark name CocoShe was known to be singing the song Coco in a local bar and the name Coco stuck It was also around age 20 when she became close to a man named Etime Balsen who offered to help Chanel with her millinery business Biographycom 1-2 Chanel had and outlook on clothing as things you should be comfortable in which was the complete opposite of couture in the 1900s She loved making herself clothes and the clothing were unlike current style and different from what most male designers would be creating The designs would be plainer then the big collars and frill you would usually see She once said to a biographer My dear my fortune is built because of that cold day in Deauville when I threw on a jersey She later said she had woman come up to her and
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