//|V|\\ : "The hat is not for the street: it will never be democratized. But there are certain houses that one cannot enter without a hat. And one must always wear a hat when lunching with people whom one does not know well. One appears to one's best advantage." --Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky

Coco Chanel- more than just a fashion icon, she made progress in the women's suffrage through her clothes "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

Flapper Dress, circa 1925, House of Chanel, Design by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel: Silk chiffon with silk fringe.

Coco Chanel 1925 silk chiffon with silk fringe. "This garment is one of the best examples of flapper-style dress in the museum's collection. The flat silhouettes, use of fringe, and sparkling embroidery are common features of the era.

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La evolución de la moda durante el siglo XX (II): de 1920 a 1930

Coco Chanel Birthday Party Ideas | Photo 1 of 19 | Catch My Party

Coco Chanel Birthday Party Ideas

Coco.....outside her first & original location in Paris.....

Coco Chanel - a style icon for the ages

BACKGROUND: Upbringing : Coco Chanel was born on August 1883 in Saumur, France. Her birth name was Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. In her early years, her mother passed away, which resulted in Chanel.

Coco Chanel, photographed for LIFE Magazine, 1957

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel - 1957 - Outside the Chanel boutique at rue Cambon in Paris - Photo by Mark Shaw - LIFE Magazine.

Coco Chanel, Deauville in front of first Chanel store, 1913

1913 - Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel shop - Deauville, France Style is a grace, a faith in self, a fire that burns that is unquenchable.