Facts about Coco Chanel
Designer Coco Chanel rose above a tragic childhood to become one of the most influential faces of fashion. The only designer to make Time magazine's list of 100 most important people of the century, Coco Chanel was both a social fixture and a global trendsetter. As a pioneer of casual style, Coco once proclaimed, "Luxury must be comfortable; otherwise, it is not luxury." Studded with drama, her rise to fame was helped largely by her ability to handle situations with elegance and poise. For more information about the woman behind some of fashion's most timeless looks, keep reading.