Tuesday, July 5, 2011

CHOMP! CHOMP! Food for Thought.


"Elegance is refusal." --Coco Chanel
  • fashion designer and icon; famous for her little black dresses and suits
  • revolutionary for bringing women out of the Victorian age styles
  • taught how to sew by nuns in the orphanage where she spent her childhood
  • the name "coco" came from a nickname given to her during a short singing career
  • began selling clothing after she made a dress out of an old jersey that various people loved
  • had a romance during WWII with a Nazi officer; this led to scorn for her that did not fade until she returned to the fashion world several years later
  • died in 1971, never married

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