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Coco Chanel: 1883-1971; The French fashion designer Coco Chanel ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades.  Her elegantly casual designs inspired women of fashion to abandon the complicated, uncomfortable clothes - such as petticoats and corsets - that were prevalent in 19th century dress.  Among her now-classic innovations were the Chanel suit, costume jewelry, and the little black dress.

Coco Chanel: The French fashion designer Coco Chanel ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades. Famous for her now-classic innovations were the Chanel suit, costume jewelry, and the little black dress.

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, Saumur 1883–1971 Paris). Suit, 1938. House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Diana Vreeland, 1954 (C.I.54.16.1a, b)

Suit House of Chanel (French, founded Designer: Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, Saumur Paris) Date: 1938 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 22 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Diana Vreeland, 1954