Gabrielle bonheur coco chanel 19 august 1883 10 january 1971 was a french fashion designer and businesswoman. Cnn gabrielle coco chanel was one of the 20th century s most influential couturiers.
A milliner by training she moved beyond hats to become a rebel and a trailblazer of the fashion world creating a new sartorial style that freed women from corsets and lace frills by offering them sailor shirts and wide leg pants instead.
Coco chanel pantsuit. Coco chanel introduced her first two piece set in the 1920s inspired by menswear and sportswear as well as the suits of her then lover the duke of westminster. Authentic chanel p45006 coco mark half pants suit set 34 36 ivory gold rank ab. A prolific fashion creator chanel extended.
Michael hardy daily express hulton archive getty images the chanel suit was a game changer not just for fashion but for women s sartorial. Coco chanel in paris france in january 1963. The founder and namesake of the chanel brand she was credited in the post world war i era with popularizing a sporty casual chic as the feminine standard of style replacing the corseted silhouette that was dominant beforehand.
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