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Coco Chanel

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Born in Loire Valley, FR

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, known as Coco Chanel, was born on August 19, 1883 in Loire Valley, France.  In 1912, Chanel began her career in fashion at her millinery shop in France.  Throughout the 20s, Chanel replaced the traditional corset with comfort and elegance with women’s trousers and dresses matched with costume jewelry and robust perfumes.In 1922, Chanel Fragrance introduced the perfume, Chanel No. 5, which became and... read more

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