Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand. Along with Paul Poiret. Chanel 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.
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, fondly known as Coco Chanel, was a messiah in the fashion world. Hailing from an economically deprived background, Chanel lost her mother at a young age, after which her step-father put her in an orphanage. This is where she learned how to sew. Gabrielle became ‘Coco’ after her brief singing career when she performed at clubs and people started addressing her by this name. Soon after, she stepped in the world of fashion, by selling hats and eventually opening up a boutique of her own.
Here are some inspirational quotes by her:-
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
2.ON BEING SINGLE
“It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.”
“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”
“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
6.ON BEING IRREPLACEABLE
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
“You live but once; you might as well be amusing.”
“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”
“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
10.ON NOT CARING ABOUT THE OPINION OF OTHERS
“I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.”