Rare photographs of fashion designer Coco Chanel

written by Aisulu on August 19, 2011 in Europeana Fashion and News with one Comment

I don’t do fashion, I am fashion“, once said Coco Chanel.

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) is one of the most influential designers in the history of fashion. Her influence on fashion was so profound that she was the only person in the couturier field to be in Time magazine’s 100 list of the most important people of the 20th century.

Celebrating Chanel’s birthday today, we bring you some of the rare photographs of Chanel at the Hotel Ritz where she had resided for more than thirty years.

Coco Chanel at the Ritz Hotel

Coco Chanel's book and glasses at the Ritz Hotel Coco Chanel in a dress with ruffles