Be a rebel, and stop hating yourself.“Where feminine success is always measured by male standards, and gender failure often means being relieved of the pressure to measure up to patriarchal ideals, not succeeding in womanhood can offer unexpected pleasures.”- J. Jack Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure
Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971): It was in the 1920s, that Coco Chanel left a lasting mark on Women's fashion and design. Up until the First World War, women's clothing had been quite restrictive and tended to involve full length skirts which were impractical for many activities. Coco Chanel helped create women's clothing that was simpler and more practical. She also introduced trousers and suits for women - something which had not been done before.