19/08/1883 French fashion designer Coco Chanel is born
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Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a French fashion designer and a businesswoman. She was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand. Chanel was credited in the post-World War I era with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style.