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Coco Chanel (1883-1971) Coco Chanel revolutionized women's fashion in the early 20th century by introducing a looser, more comfortable silhouette that freed women from the corsets and frills that then dominated the apparel industry. Born into poverty in Saumur, France, Chanel worked as a cabaret singer before opening a hat shop in 1910 with the financial backing of a lover.

Coco Chanel Coco Chanel revolutionized women's fashion in the early century by introducing a looser, more comfortable silhouette that freed women from the corsets and frills that then dominated the apparel industry.

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