Coco Chanel was born on August 19,1883 in Saumar,France. She was famous for her timeless designs. Her trademark was suit and little black dress. She was raised in an orphanage and she was taught to sew. She had a small career as a singer before she opening her first clothes shop in 1910. In 1920s, she launched her first perfume and eventually and she introduced the Chanel suit and the little black dress and they were more comfortable for women. Then she died on January 10, 1971. The things she made in the 1920s and they are still popular today. She made herself become a much revered style icon know for her simple yet sophisticated outfits pained with great accessories, with several strands of pearls.
An Chanel once said, " luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury". When she was going up the years were not glamorous. After her mother death she was put in an orphanage by her father, and he worked as a peddler. Then she was raised by nuns who taught her how to swim a skill that would lead to her life work. Her nickname came from another occupation entirely. During the time in her singing she performed in clubs in Vichy and Moulins where she was called " Coco". Some say that her name comes from one of her songs that she used to sing. Then she said that it was a " shortened version of cocotte, the French word that means the same as " kept women," according to an article in the Atlantic.
At age 20 she became involved with Etienne Balsan, who offered to help her start a military business in Paris. Then she soon left him for one of his friends that was more wealthier one. Arthur " Boys" Capel both of the two men were instrumental in Chanel first fashion venture. She opened her first shop on Paris Rue Combon in 1910, Chanel started out selling hats. Then she started making clothing and started selling them in stores. In the 1920s Chanel took her business to new heights. She launched her first perfume Chanel No.5 which was the first to her feature as a designer's name.