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Coco Chanel, Gabrielle Chanel (1883-1971)                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Coco Chanel, Gabrielle Chanel (1883-1971)

Chanel Tweed Coat and Dress - 1929 - House of Chanel (French, founded 1913) - Design by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (French, 1883-1971) - @Mlle

Chanel Tweed Coat and Dress - 1929 - House of Chanel (French, founded 1913) - Design by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (French, 1883-1971) - @Mlle

Gabrielle Chanel - Inside CHANEL | A woman becomes a legend. In Chapter 7 of Inside CHANEL, Gabrielle Chanel makes a triumphant return and impresses her style upon the world. Nearly half a century after her death, the style of CHANEL endures thanks to the genius of Karl Lagerfeld, who never ceases to cultivate, to reinvent, and to exalt its legacy. (23/07/14) || Brand Audit

Gabrielle Chanel - Inside CHANEL | A woman becomes a legend. In Chapter 7 of Inside CHANEL, Gabrielle Chanel makes a triumphant return and impresses her style upon the world. Nearly half a century after her death, the style of CHANEL endures thanks to the genius of Karl Lagerfeld, who never ceases to cultivate, to reinvent, and to exalt its legacy. (23/07/14) || Brand Audit

1971 ~ Chanel was feted the world over as a pioneering fashion icon who changed the way women dressed and thought about themselves. Also known is her darker side as a Nazi sympathiser and collaborator. Chanel's Secret War, the creator of the mythical Little Black Dress was more than this: she was a numbered Nazi agent working for the Abwehr, Germany's military intelligence agency. It was found the designer had an Abwehr label: Agent F-7124. And code name: Westminster

1971 ~ Chanel was feted the world over as a pioneering fashion icon who changed the way women dressed and thought about themselves. Also known is her darker side as a Nazi sympathiser and collaborator. Chanel's Secret War, the creator of the mythical Little Black Dress was more than this: she was a numbered Nazi agent working for the Abwehr, Germany's military intelligence agency. It was found the designer had an Abwehr label: Agent F-7124. And code name: Westminster

1920: Gabrielle Chanel in Deauville. © Chanel - Collection Denise Tual

The Chanel Little Black Jacket of Past and Present

Coco Chanel: Elegant Fashionista and a woman who truly lived by her own rules.

Coco Chanel

Roloff Beny, Gabrielle Chanel devant la cheminée de l’appartement rue Cambon (1959).

L’esprit de Chanel s’expose au Palais de Tokyo

Roloff Beny, Gabrielle Chanel devant la cheminée de l’appartement rue Cambon (1959).

Gabrielle Chanel pictured in 1954 on the staircase at Rue Cambon. [Courtesy Photo]

Cinema Chanel: Karl Lagerfeld’s Technicolor Take

Gabrielle Chanel pictured in 1954 on the staircase at Rue Cambon. [Courtesy Photo]