Another 20’s Icon- Coco Chanel

Individuals were also able to make new lives for themselves during the changing times of the 1920’s- especially the women.

The greatest example of this is the story of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, or Coco Chanel.

She was born in a peasant village, but through her own hard work and success, she became a fashion pioneer and was the only one in her industry to be placed in Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century. Coco strongly believed in equality between men and women, and this was seen in her menswear-inspired fashions. In her eyes, women were supposed to dress for themselves and not for the men.

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~ by tanyaw on March 17, 2010.

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