Coco Chanel

1883 - 1971

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Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. The founder and namesake of the Chanel brand, she was credited in the post-World War I era with popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style, replacing the "corseted silhouette" that was dominant beforehand. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing, realizing her design aesthetic in jewellery, handbags, and fragrance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Coco Chanel has received more than 7,743,799 page views. Her biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Coco Chanel is the most popular fashion designer (up from 2nd in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from France (down from 25th in 2019) and the most popular French Fashion Designer.

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Among fashion designers, Coco Chanel ranks 1 out of 36. After her are Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy, Donatella Versace, and Tommy Hilfiger.

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Among people born in 1883, Coco Chanel ranks 4Before her are Franz Kafka, Benito Mussolini, and John Maynard Keynes. After her are Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, Joseph Schumpeter, Khalil Gibran, Anton Webern, Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, and Lev Kamenev. Among people deceased in 1971, Coco Chanel ranks 2Before her is Nikita Khrushchev. After her are Igor Stravinsky, Louis Armstrong, Jim Morrison, György Lukács, Hermann Hoth, Audie Murphy, Lawrence Bragg, Fernandel, François Duvalier, and Arne Jacobsen.

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Among people born in France, Coco Chanel ranks 42 out of 5,234. Before her are Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Charles Baudelaire (1821), Auguste Comte (1798), and Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841). After her are Édouard Manet (1832), Philip IV of France (1268), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Claude Debussy (1862), Claudius (-10), and Michel de Montaigne (1533).


Among fashion designers born in France, Coco Chanel ranks 1After her are Christian Dior (1905), Hubert de Givenchy (1927), Jean-Paul Gaultier (1952), Emanuel Ungaro (1933), Christian Lacroix (1951), Christian Louboutin (1964), and Guy Laroche (1921).

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