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After one year of operation, the business proved to be so lucrative that in 1916 Chanel was able to reimburse Capel's original investment.

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Chanel was convinced that women would ultimately rebel against the aesthetic favored by the male couturiers, what she called "illogical" design: the "waist cinchers, padded bras, heavy skirts, and stiffened jackets".

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She also claimed to have been born a decade later than 1883 and that her mother had died when she was much younger than 11. Chanel is 25, and Boy is 35, British and perfectly bilingual in French and English thanks to his French mother and English father.

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Secret Facts, History & Timeline Of COCO CHANEL: Life & Brand

After her romance with Reverdy ended in 1926, they maintained a friendship that lasted some forty years.

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After several post-war years in Switzerland, she returned to Paris and revived her fashion house. The Wertheimers would receive seventy percent of the profits, and Théophile Bader twenty percent.

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