"Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She was the only fashion designer to appear on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the century.
Coco Chanel 1883 - 1971 DESIGNER Her personal life was complicated, her design credo simple and elegant: "Fashion fades; only style remains the same," she said. Merci for the little black dress, the classy suit, No. and plenty of je ne sais quoi.