Coco Chanel Biography

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Today, one of the most important items that a woman must have in her closet is a little black dress and Coco Chanel was the woman that made having one so important. Ms. Chanel had a very rewarding career and, even today, her and her company are huge parts of the fashion world. While researching her early life, lovers, career, and her death, there were many facts about Miss Coco Chanel that made her a truly intriguing person to research. She seemed to have led a very interesting life, but she may not have been happy. That is probably why she kept going for the richer and more powerful men and why she lied so much about her past. The inconsistencies were evident throughout all the research, even up to her cause of death.
In Saumur, France on August 19, 1883, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born. At the time of her birth, her parents were not married, but they did exchange vows when Ms. Chanel was a year old. When she was twelve years old, her mother died. Her cause of death was from a respiratory infection, either tuberculosis or bronchitis. Her father, then, sent her and her sisters to go live in Aubazine, a convent. One resource states that the convent was too strict that Chanel ran away to Moulins to stay at a boarding house for Catholic girls. (Coco Chanel Biography- Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline) But another source states that Ms. Chanel stayed at the convent until she turned eighteen, and then she was released; from there she went to go live in Moulins.
Since she

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