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At age 17, Chanel entered a convent in the area around Aubazine. There, she learned how to sew and mend clothes. At age 22, she rebelled, left the convent, and became a bar singer in Paris.

“Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.” - Coco Chanel

Image detail for -NohaNoor: Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel

coco chanel. a girl should be two thing- who and what she wants to be.

As I've been known to say...pearls are always appropriate

Coco Chanel....In my opinion, she created the most beautiful and classic items in the world of fashion!

Coco Chanel by Famous Fashionistas (First), via Flickr

Coco Chanel - a rare moment...relaxing with friends....i'm sure she no doubt had her presnt collection on the back of her mind...

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Queen Elizabeth as a young girl with her Wendy House in the background. What a life...

Coco Chanel.....would love to sew something like this....looks like velvet on top with silk skirt and make in 50's style with big skirt underneath

The classic striped French sailor shirt, or marinière, originated in Brittany as the uniform of choice for the region's fishermen and maritime workers; when Coco Chanel began wearing the shirt in the early 1900s (paired with billowing trousers), its position in fashion history was secured.