Coco Chanel Research Paper

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Coco Chanel

Intro
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel known as Coco Chanel is a famous fashion designer who foundered her own company at the age of 27 in 1910. She died in 1971 but her company is still one of the leading high end fashion labels in the world. It is very prestigious and her name will continue to go down in history.

History
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born August 19 1883 in saumur france to her unmarried mother Eugénie Jeanne Devolle in the charity hospital run by the Sisters of Providence (a poorhouse). Chanel grew up living with her mother, her father and four siblings crowded into one room. In 1895 Chanel 's mother died of tuberculosis at age 32. Her father then sent her brothers away and sent her and her two sisters to an orphanage. Which
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Her rough childhood was her a big challenge but because this was before she began her business it only made her stronger for when she entered the highly critiqued world of fashion. The lowest point for Chanel’s company was in the 1930’s during the depression and world war II. Coco Chanel along with many other companies lost all their money and were forced to shut down. Chanel had to close her stores and fire all of her workers. During this time Chanel thought it was not a time for fashion. During the depression and world war two Chanel was preeoccupied as she was fighting a lawsuit to take ownership of parfume Chanel (Chanel 's perfume line). The case was settled and she decided with her opponent that they would share the profits. Once the depression was over chanel made an infamous return to the fashion industry recreating her brand all over again. It quickly regained its previous height. Along with Chanel’s comeback came a lot of criticism due to her age as she was almost 70 at the time, but nothing stopped chanel from re-installing the classy strong reputation of her
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