Coco Chanel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Coco Chanel

French fashion designer

Date of Birth: 19-Aug-1883

Place of Birth: Saumur, Pays de la Loire, France

Date of Death: 10-Jan-1971

Profession: businessperson, artist, dressmaker, choreographer, fashion designer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Coco Chanel

  • Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer, Nazi spy, and businesswoman.
  • The founder and namesake of the Chanel brand, she was credited in the post-World War I era with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style.
  • A prolific fashion creator, Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing, realizing her design aesthetic in jewellery, handbags, and fragrance.
  • Her signature scent, Chanel No.
  • 5, has become an iconic product.
  • She is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
  • Chanel herself designed her famed interlocked-CC monogram, which has been in use since the 1920s.Chanel's social connections encouraged a conservative personal outlook.
  • Rumors arose about Chanel's activities during the German occupation of France during World War II, and she was criticized for being too close to the German occupiers.
  • This boosted her professional career: One of Chanel's liaisons was with a German diplomat, Baron (Freiherr) Hans Günther von Dincklage.
  • After the war, Chanel was interrogated about her relationship with von Dincklage, but she was not charged as a collaborator due to intervention by Churchill.
  • After several post-war years in Switzerland, she returned to Paris and revived her fashion house.
  • In 2011, Hal Vaughan published a book about Chanel based on newly declassified documents, revealing that she had collaborated with German intelligence activities.
  • One plan in late-1943 was for her to carry an SS peace overture to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to end the war.

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