Born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, Coco was her nickname, was raised in an orphanage (where the nuns taught her how to sew!) and started her career as a singer in Paris cafes before eventually turning to design. Even her fashion label, which now seems as solid as bedrock, had its twists and turns. Chanel was forced to shut the business down entirely during World War II, and then she re-entered the world of fashion in 1954 when she was 71 years old. Gabrielle defined fashion and feminism way before it was the talk of the town. She left the world with a legacy of wise and witty quotes. Her thoughts on elegance, love and life are as timeless as her classic Chanel designs.
Take a look at the founder of Chanel’s most memorable, inspiring and outspoken quotes here:
1. That’s right…
You don’t want anyone to take you for granted.
Wish we could have that “no f**ks given” attitude.
4. Think out of the box.
5. Be irresistible.
6. Red lipstick to be particular.
7. True success.
8. Well said.
9. So damn true.
10. Bold and outspoken as ever.
11. Keep it simple.
12. Just be your true self.
15. Just for once, think for yourself.
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