What is Coco Chanel famous for?


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Coco Chanel is famous for her upscale suits and dresses. The fashion designer was born in 1883, and she died in 1971.

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Chanel opened her first clothing boutique in 1910 in Paris. At first, she only sold hats, but her creativity led to her quickly beginning to make and sell clothing. By 1920, her fashions became popular, and she introduced her perfume named the Chanel No. 5. Throughout her life, Chanel changed fashion by creating pieces sought after by people around the world. Her little black dress was one of her most popular designs. As of 2014, Chanel continues to operate as a company.

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