“in order to be irreplaceable, one must be different..”
these words truly portray what this heck of a legendary woman was really made of. Born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, Coco was the face of fashion that portrayed expensive simplicity in the 20th century. she was a woman who was up against the whole world to fulfill her destiny-to teach women how to look classy and elegant !! 😉
she had a rough childhood but during that period she learnt something that shaped her future, that is, sewing. she was an excellent seamstress.
she was a strong willed woman and nothing could dampen her spirits, not even her strict monastery education. she defied all norms and without a care for the world, she became a cabaret singer and wooed the men crazy..!
her first step into fashion was when she launched her line of hats and they began to be modelled by famous stage actresses. she weaved magic into her headgear but she changed the world with her clothing line.
women got a new identity and all the credit went to Coco. Coco herself had a powerful personality. she did not let others control her. she did whatever she thought was right and lived the consequences.
her indomitable style, that cigarette dangling from her lips and an unforgettable persona can still be felt whenever we visualize her.
she had many sweethearts but married none. not even the duke of Westminster because she was bold enogh to not let herself be bound by societal norms..
“There have been several Duchesses of Westminster. There is only one Chanel.”
her colorful life is a testimony of the fact that if we really believe in what we want, without a care for the world, we can become legends without even trying. she is an inspiration of life.
here’s to you coco, for what you believed in and how you changed our beliefs..