Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer of women's clothes and founder of the Chanel brand. Along with Paul Poiret, Chanel was credited in the post-World War I era with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and popularizing a sportive, and casual chic as the feminine standard of style. She is widely regarded as the greatest fashion designer who ever lived, thus making the name of Chanel iconic. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing, realising her design aesthetic in jewellery, handbags, and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5, has become an iconic product. She is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Chanel was known for her lifelong determination, ambition, and energy which... More


Coco Chanel Quotes

Coco Chanel #Men

As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!
Coco Chanel #Age

A woman has the age she deserves.
Coco Chanel #Business #Love #Time #Work

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
Coco Chanel #Courage

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Coco Chanel #Death

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
Coco Chanel #Failure #Success

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Coco Chanel #Future

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
Coco Chanel #Future #Women

A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.
Coco Chanel #Valentine's Day

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
Coco Chanel #Men #Women

Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.
Coco Chanel #Great

Great loves too must be endured.
Coco Chanel #Men #Truth #Women

Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.
Coco Chanel #Men #Women

I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.
Coco Chanel #Money

There are people who have money and people who are rich.
Coco Chanel #Time

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Coco Chanel #Truth

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
Coco Chanel #Nature

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Coco Chanel #Architecture

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
Coco Chanel #Alone #Time #Women

Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous.
Coco Chanel #Work

Gentleness doesn't get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.