Born as Gabrielle Chane on August 19, 1883, Coco Chanel was one of the finest fashion designers of her time undoubtedly a legend and inspiration for today's fashion world. She is known for her little black dresses and the timeless designs. Before opening her first clothing shop, she had a brief stint as a professional singer. It was during her singing days that she took the name Coco. She continued to be a singer from 1905 to 1908.
"Women have always been the strong ones of the world."
"Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable"
She had been a mistress to a wealthy officer of the military first and then to an industrialist. These patrons were the ones from whom she drew the resources to set up her shop in 1910. Coco was raised in an orphanage where she learnt how to sew. She has also been nurse during the Second World War for a brief period. The 1969 Broadway by the name Coco had Katherine Hepburn starring has Coco Chanel. Coco Chanel quotes may be quirky or outrageous but they are always inspiring.