Gabrielle Chanel opens her first shop at 21 rue Cambon in Paris, creating hats under the name “CHANEL Modes”. Favored by the most famous French actresses of the time, her designs help to establish her reputation. Gabrielle Chanel’s simple, elegant style of dress creates a sensation, and is soon imitated by all of Paris.
Portrait of Gabrielle Chanel with one of her own hats, published in the theater magazine “Comœdia Illustré”, October 1, 1910.
© Comœdia Illustré. 1910. Photo: Félix.
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