Coco Chanel


Coco Chanel's father left when she was born


Krakatoa erupted killing 40,000 people


Coco Chanel was born in Saumur, France.

August 19, 1883

Coco learned to sew

1885 - 1895

The nuns at the orphanage taught Coco Chanel how to sew.

Coco Chanel's mother died.


Coco Chanel and her sister moved into an orphanage, and lived there for 10 plus years.

Coco Chanel left the orphanage


When Coco Chanel left the orphanage she moved to Paris, France to become a fashion designer.

Coco Chanel opened a hat shop

1905 - 1942

Coco Chanel opened her first clothing shop

1910 - 1942

Coco Chanel had a photoshoot with her hats


Coco Chanel designed the women's suit


This style became very popular.

The Great Depression

1929 - 1939

Coco Chanel had to close her shops due to World War II

1939 - 1945

World War II

1939 - 1945

Coco Chanel came back as a fashion designer.


Coco Chanel had another fashion shows after 15 years of retirement.


The critics were hard on Coco Chanel and said "Coco Chanel should have stayed in retirement."

Coco Chanel Died

10 January 1971

She died in Paris, France.