Essay On Coco Chanel

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Gisselle Lavariega
Mrs. Johnson
Senior paper
(The Revolutionary Coco Chanel)
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, known to most as Coco Chanel, “Arguably the most influential fashion designer of all time, Coco Chanel revolutionised the way women wore clothes and paved a new way for the fashion brand, capitalising on the changing times she was living in and her status as a fashion icon”(Dunne). Her clothing designs, from the use of jersey to the Chanel suit demonstrate her rebellious to the common norm. Her impact changed the fashion industry completely to something once dominated by tight fitting, near strangulation attire to a looser and comfortable fit suitable for every occasion. Everything in a clothing department store has her fingerprints, look and one can see T-shirt made from jersey, bags with the patted pattern and chain shoulder, garments of the color black, all originating from Channel’s fashion empire.The revolutionary idea of making apparel fit for what a woman wanted, in the changing world of the 1920s is Channel’s most memorable accomplishment.Despite many people pinpointing Chanel’s legacy to her personal life, it was actually her timeless designs and their influence on women’s historical apparel that created a long lasting legacy that focused on women looking and feeling empowered.
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Her design took fashion upwards. “Her influence on haute couture was such that she was the only person in the field to be named in Time's one hundred most influential people of the twentieth century”(Coco Chanel). She transformed the fashion industry, with her radical designs and simplicity that shook the world out of their corsets. Chanel will always be remembered for opening doors to the fashion world and broking norms to help free women from a pleasing a male dominant
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