Coco Chanel a Woman as a Thousand Men!How She Changed Fashion For Ever !
“There are many Duke of Westminster, but there is only one Chanel” Coco said when asked why was not she married the Duke of Westminster, one of the influential men who were part of her life. Nowadays, the statement is still valid, no one has equaled nor approached her model of success. Born in an era when women were just wives, mistresses or simple accessories men Coco Chanel knew to use the mind, talent and beauty to become a business woman and to get what she wanted: a fashion empire.
From orphan to the patron of fashion houses
Although fashion is the watchword perishability, continuous change, Coco Chanel was able to market some products that remain and 100 years later as current. It replaced the sultry bodice with loose clothes, simple, masculine cuts, “little black dress”, the strings of pearls and the famous perfume Chanel No. 5.
Designer Chanel no.5 may have nose for business
Without the notion of marketing today, with only exceptional talent and instinct, Coco was able to exploit all the opportunities she came across. 18 years after he left the orphanage where her mother had died and that his father left the family, she was a cabaret singer. He then came to work in a tailor and as a hobby, he started to make hats.
First courtesan and then designer
In 1900, money was not in the hands of women, and to get Frenchwoman made many compromises. Two men have been lovers and, ironically, friends among them, have financed businesses with hats and clothes. The first was Etienne Balsan, a French young man, heir to a textile business, and the second an English named Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel. Biographies say that this chapel was the great love of her life. Their relationship lasted nine years and not over or because he unfaithful, nor in 1918 when he married a British aristocrat, Diana Wyndham.In 1919 Capel was killed in a car accident, and that marked the life of Coco. On the road to where he had the accident, she erected a monument where she put flowers for years.
Wars influence on Chanel fashion
Coco’s vision for women’s fashion was to eliminate the opulence and awkward parts and replace them with simple elements and fluids. That was perfect during World War I, when men were away at the front, and women left home to work took place. Coco’s clothes were practical and proposed that the new style it was a success.
Unfortunately, her relationship with a Nazi officer during the Second World War caused a decline in its popularity and even a period of isolation in Switzerland. However, when she returned to fashion in 1954, enjoyed success again.
A woman who remains in history
Move a lot of legends about Coco’s power to influence the world: it is said that she wore pants in Venice because it was easier to get in the gondola with them, and that sparked crazy: everyone wanted pants. And another time, because her hair singed, she almost cut hair short after she was seen at the Paris Opera, has become a new trend hair overnight.