The «To the rhythm of the moda»Today's protagonist is an essential designer in the world of fashion. I always say that everything is already said about Coco Chanel, but I bring a very curious fact that has surprised me and that links it directly with the music world. It turns out that one of the most important designers in the world of fashion began her professional life singing in a cafe in Paris called La Rotonde..
Her real name was Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel but it is believed that her very famous nickname and that now it is so common to us – in fact there are people who even believe that it is called that really – It came to him because he played his two favorite songs in this cafe “Cocorico” y “Who saw Coco?”. So the bar patrons gave him that affectionate nickname. So a name like Coco Chanel is inspired by music.
In the movie «Coco Avant Chanel», French film starring Audrey Tautou, that was made about the life during the adolescence of Coco Chanel already showed this part of her life.
Why don't we listen to one of these songs song that gave way to later myth? As there are no real recordings from the beginning of the 20th century, the best thing is to put the recreation made by Audrey Taotou and Marie Guillein taken from the Soundtrack of the film
Como veis, this scene takes us perfectly to that time of the first century in France. But Coco did not have a very good voice for the time - now with a little autotune anything goes - and decided to open a first place where she designed hats. From there he would move to Biarritz, which at that time was a war-free zone.
It was so much success, that later he would open another bigger store in the same city and in the center, where it began to include luxury but sports-oriented pieces, creating a new era for women as their products thought of their comfort more than their appearance (although without forgetting it, por supuesto). That made me start to sell at the top and to grow.
En 1918, established his fashion house with more than 300 employees in a property located at number 31 from rue Cambon38 street in one of the most popular neighborhoods in Paris. The following year it was officially registered as a couturière. The rest is history.
Do you want some more curious facts about the figure of Coco Chanel?
- I popularize the wear black without having to be a widow, jewelery with fake pearls and was the first to wear pants on a regular basis and propose them as standard attire for women.
- It was a Nazi spy and even during World War II she herself devised a plan to become the "savior of the world". He wanted Winston Churchill and the Chief of German Intelligence, Hans Gunther meet. It was called "The Bonnet Plan"
- I believe the one who is now he considers «Most famous bag in the world», his name is; el 2.55.
- She is the only fashion designer featured in the list of 100 most influential people of the 20th century from Time magazine.
And how can it be otherwise when we talk about Chanel, we have to talk about her famous perfume. Chanel N.º 5 it is one of the best known perfumes in the world, created in 1921. Coco Chanel already had 40 years when he had the idea of creating a perfume. The perfumer brought him several samples, and she chose the number 5 Hence its famous name! Además, as I have read, a 5 del 05. Desde hace años, This famous perfume has also had the most famous ads that are released every Christmas, with stars like Nicole Kidman, Estella Warren, Audrey Tatou, Brad Pitt or Gisele Bundchen. With very different artistic and musical proposals.
This latest model, Gisele, makes us hooked with the second song of this post. In his ad for Chanel No. 5 released in 2015 and directed by Baz Luhrmannesta a very famous song plays in the background but with a hypnotic version: La canción «The One That I Want», famous for being a must-have song from the musical Grease, performed by Lo-Fang.