COCO CHANEL

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French fash­ion de­signer, style icon and founder of the House of Chanel, who had the big­gest in­flu­ence on how mod­ern women should look, act and dress in the 20th cen­tury. In 1917, when fem­i­nin­ity was bound to long tresses, Coco chopped her hair short (with the avowed ex­pla­na­tion that her house had caught fire and also singed her curls). The look soon be­came all the rage. And in the cen­tury since, the ‘bob’ has never gone out of fash­ion, be­com­ing an en­dur­ing sym­bol of in­de­pen­dent, spir­ited women

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