It is the courage to go against the current that makes people go down in history.
Class, elegance, style – no doubt the adjectives reserved for the Chanel brand, created by an exceptional woman with intriguing artistic sensitivity and great intelligence, French Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, whom the world remembers as Coco Chanel.
The famous designer was born in Saumur, France in 1883, and died in Paris in 1971. Childhood was no fairytale for her, because she had spent 6 years in an orphanage until her aunt, who was a tailor, came to find her. In 1913, Coco Chanel opened her first shop where she sold clothes and hats. She quickly became famous for introducing novelty, which was very much to the taste of young and rich Parisians.
Women, tired of wearing corsets, loved the simple and sporty style proposed by the young designer. The success of the store allowed the French woman, after seven years, to open a fashion house. But true fame and money brought her the creation of the world’s most famous perfume: Chanel N ° 5.
“Little black”, knitwear bathing suits, dusters, plastic jewelry, bellbottom pants – this is the legacy of Coco Chanel, without which modern fashion would look completely different. But Coco was not only an extremely capable designer, but also a very interesting person with an interesting curiosity and a very specific outlook on the world.
French people evoked a variety of emotions for her, especially since she caused a stir and was not afraid of having her own opinion. In spite of the years, her words have not been lost in momentum and can still inspire us. Today we recall 16 statements of the undisputed style icon of all time.
Coco Chanel quotes, as well as some inconvenient facts from her life, can be found on the following pages of the article.