Coco Chanel will always be remembered as one of the most influential women of all time. Her legacy will always be here to remind us of her great work and the true fashion she created. Her fashion pieces are still admired by every woman around the globe because she created timeless designs that will never go out of style. She was a creator and innovator and never followed existing trends.
She is famous for her little black dress, the quilted bag, the Chanel suit, her signature perfume No.5 and many other designs. Coco lived an adventurous life, full of ups and downs that inspired many book authors and movie makers to spread her story. She had a very rough and poor childhood. After her mother’s death, she and her sisters were sent to an orphanage, where she stayed for six years. Despite the tough time she had at the orphanage, the nuns taught her how to sew, so her career as a designer started there.
She never got married, but she always had a partner that supported her romantically and financially. She was and still is a true inspiration even for people who are not interested in fashion because she built an empire by working hard and with an open mind. She worked during wars and during tough personal times and had few very successful comebacks on the fashion scene. She is a true inspiration that will always be remembered.
After her death in 1971, Karl Lagerfeld took over the company in 1983 to continue her mission. The thing about Coco is that not only she created high fashion, she always had something smart to say as well. Here are few of her most famous quotes and our favorite ones as well.
“Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today.”
“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not a luxury.”
“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”
“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.”
“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.”
“Keep your heels, head and standards high.”
“If you want to be original, be ready to be copied.”
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