Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel born August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France . Famous for her timeless designs, women the world over have her to thank for the trademark suits, and little black dresses . Chanel was raised in an orphanages and taught to sew. She had a brief career as a singer before opening her first clothes shop in 1910 and is a global icon defining style as we know it.

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