COCO CHANEL ABOUT BEING A WOMAN
“Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman.” it’s Coco Chanel’s way of making sure we stay true to our gender.
嘉布麗葉兒·波納·「可可」·香奈兒（Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel，1883年8月19日－1971年1月10日）是法國時裝設計師，香奈兒（Chanel）品牌的創始人。她現代主義的見解，男裝化的風格，簡單設計之中見昂貴，成為20世紀時尚界重要人物之一。她對高級訂製女裝的影響令她被時代雜誌評為20世紀影響最大的100人之一。與保羅·波烈（Paul Poiret）同被譽為從“緊身衣”束縛中解放婦女，並在第一次世界大戰後，推廣大眾接受女性穿著運動型和休閒時尚的服飾。作為一名多產的時裝創作人，影響力遠超於女性時裝，她的設計包括了首飾、手袋和香水。而Chanel No.5是她最具標誌性和代表性的香水。
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Along with Paul Poiret, Chanel was credited with liberating women from the constraints of the “corseted silhouette” and popularizing the acceptance of a sportive, casual chic as the feminine standard in the post-World War I era. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel’s influence extended beyond couture clothing. Her design aesthetic was realized in jewelry, handbags, and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5, has become an iconic product.
Chanel was known for her lifelong determination, ambition, and energy which she applied to her professional and social life. She achieved both success as a businesswoman and social prominence thanks to the connections she made through her work. These included many artists and craftspeople to whom she became a patron.
Watch these 2 films about Coco Chanel made by CHANEL’s current creative director Karl Lagerfeld.