Chanel’s mother died when she was 11.  Her father sent her to an orphanage.  Chanel brought us the little black dress and the entire Chanel brand.

Growing up in the home for girls was not easy.  Discipline was strict.  However, this is where Chanel learned to sew.  At the age of 18, Chanel was too old to remain in the orphanage and was sent to a boarding house for Catholic girls in Moulins.

Having learned to sew, Chanel found employment as a seamstress.  When not sewing, she sang in local clubs.  Her voice, however, was not the best and she did not succeed as a singer.  Needing work, she took a job as a waitress and making hats.  

From making hats to the little black dress.  She was credited for popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style.  Prior to Chanel, corsets were the norm.  Chanel made women clothing cheaper, more comfortable and more independent.  The need for assistance while dressing was no longer.  And then there is Chanel #5.  

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.  Aloud.” – Chanel


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Each image is limited to a total of 150 prints. Once the limit is reached, the image is retired. Additionally, each print is made to order and is on high quality fine art archival paper from superior printing services. Prints will be shipped rolled in a tube.

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