Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. Along with Paul Poiret, Chanel was credited with liberating women from the constraints of the “corsetedsilhouette” and popularizing the acceptance of a sportive, casual chic as the feminine standard in the post-World War Iera. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel’s influence extended beyond couture clothing. Her design aesthetic was realized in jewelry, handbags, and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5, has become an iconic product. She is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
Chanel was known for her lifelong determination, ambition, and energy which she applied to her professional and social life. She achieved both success as a business woman and social prominence thanks to the connections she made through her work. These included many artists and craftspeople to whom she became a patron. However, Chanel’s life choices generated controversy, particularly her behaviour during the German occupation of France in World War II.
Emma Watson’s recent plea for gender equality has reignited the feminism flame—not that it ever really went dim. For all its misconceptions, feminism at its core is about empowering and celebrating women. And there are women who have been making a strong case for generations. From the brave Suffragettes who fought for women’s right to vote to Beyonce who embraced the word ‘FEMINIST’ in pop culture, these are the women of the 20th and 21st century who are paving the way
Politicians, pop stars, Native American guides: A definitive list of the women who have shaped the world. Well, inasmuch as definitive can be completely arbitrary.
A list of famous influential women. Including women’s rights activists, female poets, musicians, politicians, humanitarians and scientists.
R.I.P. Estelle Rosenberg 060815 My Beautiful Momma who had a very admirable strong character – we will love and miss you always