How did coco chanel become famous?

Answer Coco Chanel (1883 to 1971) earned her fame as a fashion designer. It was her pioneering work in the field -- including the founding of the brand Chanel -- that made her a fashion icon.BackgroundBor... Read More »

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Who took over the House of Chanel in 1983, 12 years after the death of Coco Chanel?

In 1983, celebrated German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld took over the Chanel label, signing on as head designer. According to, Lagerfeld also started a fashion house bearing his own ... Read More »

How did coco chanel die?

Coco Chanel is one of the most famous fashion designers of all time. She was born in 1883, and died in 1971 at the age of 87 in her apartment in Paris, France.Early LifeCoco Chanel was born Gabriel... Read More »

Where did Coco Chanel go to school?

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was educated at a convent orphanage in Aubazine, France, as a young girl between 1895 and 1900. Later she attended a convent school in Moulins, France, from 1900 to 1902.Ref... Read More »

Who or what inspired Coco Chanel?

Early life of hardship inspired Coco Chanel. She was very poor as a child and had a strict education in a convent. This made her want to have a very different life as an adult.References:Met Museum... Read More »