Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Aah.. Classique.. Coco Chanel.. Will you leave such a legacy?




The grand dame.. Coco
Gabrielle "Coco" Bonheur Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971)was an influential French fashion designer, founder of the famous brand Chanel, whose modernist thought, practical design, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important and influential figure in 20th-century fashion.
Chanel was born to an unwed mother, Jeanne Devolle, a laundrywoman, in a facility for the indigent in Saumur, France. This was Devolle's second daughter. The father, Albert Chanel was an itinerant street peddler who with horse and cart lived a nomadic life, traveling to and from market towns, the family residing in rundown lodgings. .
Having learned the sewing arts during her six years at Aubazine, Chanel was able to find employment as a seamstress. When not plying her trade with a needle, she sang in a cabaret frequented by cavalry officers. It was at this time that Gabrielle acquired the name “Coco,” a name possibly derived from a popular song she sang, or an allusion to the French word for kept woman: cocotte.
Another Classique dame.. Sofitel Metropole Hanoi.. still oozes her charm after all these years.. Dupois 1901 and still going strong!

Kept in pristine condition.. well done team Sofitel Metropole..

A pleasure to meet you.. can't wait to be back!

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