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Coco Chanel’s Birthday

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“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” -Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel’s (Coco) birthday was August 19th, 1883. She was born in Saumur, France. She died at age 87 in 1971.

Above is a portrait I did of her for this exhibit (here’s an interview I gave with the South China Morning Post about the exhibit if you want to read more about it).

What an interesting and influential woman she was. She had a life full of tragedy, love, loss, success, struggle and accolade.

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