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The Legacy of Coco Chanel
Head designer and creative director Karl Lagerfeld took his bow at the end of the Chanel show last month in Paris, as he paid homage to the legacy of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, who opened her first store 100 years ago.
Many celebrations will take place this year, not least a film directed by Lagerfeld himself of the madamme
Even if you do not own anything with an interlocking ‘C’, it’s worth wishing the brand many happy returns, not least for the fact that Coco — as she liked to be called (it was a nickname from her brief career as a singer) — changed the way women dress for ever.
She even changed how we smell by launching her No 5 fragrance in 1921. It was the first perfume to bear a fashion designer’s name on the label, and with 10 million bottles sold worldwide last year, it remains the biggest-selling fragrance ever created.
Coco understood what the masses wanted to wear, and that ‘in order for there to be low fashion, there must first be a high one’.
Most importantly, she forged an empire that still bears her name: Chanel. Coco worked hard all her life, often six days a week, immersing herself in her career. She died in her apartment at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1971, aged 87, having designed almost to the end.
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