Coco Channel (1883 – 1971) was a popular fashion designer who lived in France. She introduced women in the West to her new styles and perfume Channel No. five which became a status symbol.

Coco Channel was

A well known French designer

Whose fashions

Graced the world

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Prior to World War 1

She worked as a milliner

And during the war

She took on

The arduous task

Of serving as a nurse

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In Paris by the 1920s

She opened a couture house

Where she designed

And revolutionized

The dress of women

In France and around the world

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Her exciting new dresses

Delighted her clients

According to Trevor Montague

Who in 2001 described these

Were the chemise dress

A collarless cardigan jacket

And the little black dress

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Channel was also known 

For her alluring designer perfume

Channel No. 5

Which was advertised

Even on TV

Becoming a status symbol

To many Americans

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In 1938, Channel retired

But in 1954, she made a come back

Her stunning innovations like vogue

Costume jewellery

And the distinctive Channel scarf

Once again propelled

Her in the lime light

Coco Channel (Photo credit: elainne_dickinson)

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  • Martin Kloess on Mar 16, 2012

    very good.

  • dodolbete on Mar 16, 2012

    Gosh… who named his/her cat after Coco Channel? Oh yes, not just in America… here too ^_^

  • lauralu on Mar 16, 2012

    Great I love it!

  • gaby7 on Mar 16, 2012

    Some great history here!

  • LoveDoctor on Mar 16, 2012

    Coco Chanel is my favorite perfume. A very good review and nice cat too.

  • jotomy on Mar 17, 2012


  • PR Mace on Mar 17, 2012

    I always thought she was an interesting women.

  • Eliza26 on Mar 17, 2012

    Fascinating woman.

  • jennifer eiffel01 on Mar 17, 2012

    excellent, again

  • yes me on Mar 18, 2012

    Nice one Erwin cheers

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