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Know Your Fashion Designers: 10 Facts About Coco Chanel
Gabrielle "Coco" Bonheur Chanel (1883-1971) was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She was the only fashion designer to appear 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." A prolific fashion creator, Chanel designed jewelry, handbags, and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5, has become an iconic product.