Once Gabrielle was old enough to be out on her own she completely reinvented herself.
Coco Chanel rose above her humble beginnings and became a fashion designer of clothes, jewelry and accessories. Chanel’s style was simple elegance.
Coco Chanel’s clothing designs were always feminine. Every style was tailored to the female form and had soft lines. While Chanel was a very astute and serious business woman, she never tried to be a man. Chanel reveled in her femininity and saw it as a strength.
Three jersey outfits designed by Chanel for March 1917.
The Chanel signature look was soft, simple clothing design. Any fanciness came from the accessories that you wear.
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel left us on January 10, 1971 at the age of 87. Right up until the very end of her life on earth Coco Chanel was the epitome of classic, elegant style and grace.