In the world of fashion, today is a monumental day. It is the birthday of one of the most influential designers the world has ever known. Who knows if anyone as insightful and commanding will ever come again.
Coco Chanel was born on August 19, 1883 as Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. She was born in Saumur, France and grew up in an orphanage. It was there she learned to sew.
Famous for her suits and little black dresses, Coco Chanel was a pioneer and a visionary. Her classic designs are still very popular today, and she was equally known for her own personal style, which was simple, sophisticated but with fabulous accessories. She was a genius with accessories.
"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” - Coco Chanel
See some of Chanel's iconic looks: