Gabrielle "Coco" Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel)

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel

Renowned Fashion Designer. Born a peasant and raised in an orphanage, she grew up with a gift of fashion and a keen awareness of social trends. Some of her most famous creations were worn by Jackie Kennedy. Coco Chanel died in 1971 at the age of 88. The House of Chanel still exists today. She is buried in Lausanne Switzerland; her tomb is surrounded by five stone lions. (bio by: Greg Brown)

Born

  • August, 19, 1883
  • France

Died

  • January, 01, 1971
  • France

Cemetery

  • Bois-de-Vaux Cemetery
  • Vaud
  • Switzerland

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