10 Things You Need To Know About Coco Chanel

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#1- Coco Chanel was born on 19 August, 1883, Saumur, France. Her real name was Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel.

#2- She acquired the nickname "Coco" in the early 1900s during her career as a cabaret singer.

#3- Coco learned sewing when she was in Aubazine (a convent orphanage), where the nuns taught her basic sewing skills and techniques.

#4- Coco was a French fashion designer & businesswoman. She founded her own French luxury fashion house "Chanel", in 1910.

#5- Coco Chanel began her fashion career by designing hats and became a licensed milliner in 1910.

#6- She was also the only fashion designer listed in the list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century in Time magazine.

#7- "Chanel No. 5" was her most iconic fragrance product & also her signature scent, which she launched in 1921.

#8- Coco Chanel never married, but she was the mistress of the most wealthy & influential men of her era and had no children.

#9- During 1935, she became a regular drug user, and she also used to inject herself with morphine on a regular basis.

#10- She spent her 30 years of life at the Hotel Ritz. She died at the same hotel on January 10, 1971 (aged 87).

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