Chanel, From Paris With Love

Monday July 9, 2012

By Justin Howard

Modern fashion owes no one a bigger debt of gratitude then designer Coco Chanel. With her trademark Chanel suits of the 1920's, Coco revolutionized the fashion industry by introducing traditionally men's garments to woman's fashion designs.

Coco's story is one that starts tragically with her being raised by nuns who taught her the basics of fashion. It was this foundation that helped Chanel to become the leading couture designer of the 20th century.

The name of her famous perfume Chanel No.5 comes from the fact it was the fifth scent she ever tested. Coco was the first designer to create a perfume.

Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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