Coco Chanel - she freed a woman from the XX century corsets and created a new silhouette freeing her body. Fashion designer Coco Chanel revolutionized the shape of a woman, she became an innovator and trendsetter, her ideas contrary to the canons of the old fashion.
Being from a simple peasant family in southern France, a young Coca inherited the great gift of "self-taught" and resistance to the difficulties of life. His mother died early and his father, who was barely able to feed himself, gave his daughter in the upbringing of his grandmother. A few years later, due to the death of her grandmother, she had to move to the shelter of the monastery.
One of incentives that would make Coco - a desire to forget the difficult childhood, struggle with the humiliating existence in poverty.
Very young Coco acquainted with the military on behalf of the Balsan, who was rich and came from a noble family, without hesitation she goes to live with him in Paris.
The outbreak of the love between them quickly extinguished, in spite of this lover of permits to stay in his castle on the Rights of the kept woman. At this time, Balsan was obsessed with the main favorite Emilenn de Alencon, who had the bright glory of bohemian Paris.
Chanel is forced to endure such a situation, because she knows her to go nowhere. Her pride and rebellious nature continually in search of a way out of this situation, it begins to cause jealousy Balsana talking with a young Englishman Boy Capel. Balsan gets jealous and show signs of neglect, after a little time and Coco had made him promise to invest in her hobby - sewing.
Spending has grown into a popular hat shop, which began to flourish greatly. Boy Capel helped her gain fame in Bohemia, as the best master of extravagant hats.
Coco quickly bored with sewing hat as kind of creative and restless, she wanted more.
Sold his first dress she had made for himself out of fabric for work clothes - jersey material is never used in the sewing of women's dresses, called the dual effect of the public.
The fabric and style of dress destroyed the canon of women's dress of that time, the dress was functional and comfortable, made the elegance of the shape. Some Parisians were shocked and indignant, while the latter were ecstatic and rushed to the Chanel. This happened in 1919 when the First World War, Coco Chanel became famous Parisian French.
Coco Chanel was an English menswear transformed into a female. It transforms everything that had borrowed in men: jackets, ties, shirts, everything turned into a woman and harmonious. Parisians called it "a philosopher of fashion", and after the rest of the world.
Coco answering questions, as it comes to insight, recalled:
"I once wore a sweater, just because I was cold ....
tied his handkerchief (the waist). That day I was with the British. None of them noticed that on my sweater ..."
Chanel has rarely used the drawings to create a new dress, she liked to do right on the models. At the same time girls models Coco does not like and thought about them: "Mannequins are like watches - said Coco. - The clock shows the time. Mannequin to show the dress to wear it. They are beautiful, and therefore may engage in the trade, but if they were smart, you have not done them."
Chanel did not understand the many women who are satisfied with dependence on wealthy men, when the best goal of women - is the independence and the ability to help others.
Chanel sociable nature allowed her to enter in the bohemian life of Paris, to find artists, actors and musicians, among them Picasso, Diaghilev and Stravinsky, Bakst and Serge Lifar, Reverdy, and Jouvet.
Coco Chanel - is not just a woman designer, but a woman patron. Becoming a wealthy woman, Coco started a charity, the first who helped Coco was the genius of Russian ballet Diaghilev.
Chanel introduced to Diaghilev is very unusual. Chanel went to the hotel where her friend lived Misia Sert, the room waiting for a friend Coco caught the scene as Misa ran excited Diaghilev and was on one knee to ask her advice. Diaghilev ruined a new production of "Sleeping Beauty" in London was going crazy not knowing where to ask for help to pay off debts and take that further. Diaghilev was so excited that he did not pay attention to sitting on the couch Chanel. Interrupted by the tragic scene of a call as soon as Misia went to the phone in another room, then Coco briskly approached the rushing about the room and said Diaghilev he whispered,
"Come to me.
Do not say anything Misa. Come as soon as get away from here. I will you have to wait. "
The next day cash a check written out Chanel Diaghilev and from that moment she was selflessly helping his theater group means. Diaghilev Chanel adored and feared, because he had never met the man who gave the money and asked nothing in return.
Love for Chanel, which was equivalent to its outlook, given the Duke of Westminster, who was not just from a wealthy English family, and of the royal family. Speaking of the Duke of Coco, once said: "My real life began when I met with Westminster. Finally I found a shoulder to lean on that could, and not a tree, which could lean on." Coco next to him began to feel a little girl, she was everywhere with him, all the events and receptions.
Their love is trying to compare, as a prince in love with the shepherdess, but the union was equal to each other.
Duke tried to marry a Chanel, but the character made itself felt - she chose independence.
Already a well-known Parisian, Coco gained worldwide fame thanks to the spirits "Chanel N5." Chanel used her creative outlook, even in perfumery, abandoning the classic scents of flowers and taking as a basis for new perfume ingredients are uncommon, together they amounted to 80 pieces. Perfumes have become so popular that in spite of the Second World War, the queues in the shops Chanel formed continuously.
Not only clothes and perfumes was a creative passion for Coco, but also jewelry, and accessories. First used in the decoration of precious stones, together with man, and after using all artificial stones in his works, she has achieved popularity among women byuzheterii not made of precious materials.