I’m writing about Coco Chanel. She played the greatest
role in fashion industry and is still the world-famous designer. In the
beginning, I tell you why I chose Coco Chanel as the topic of this essay. Few
days ago, I heard that a lot of celebrities taking part in The 75th Golden
Globes Awards wore black costumes to protest against sextual harassments. It
was very surprising for me because I didn’t know that the fashion could be the
tool of showing perspectives and claiming rights. Coco Chanel also made a big
difference in the fashion and enhance women’s rights. That’s why I chose Coco
Chanel as theme of this essay.
I’ll introduce a little about her before I tell you
about what she did. According to an article about Coco Chanel, “Famed fashion
designer Coco Chanel was born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel on August 19, 1883, in
Saumur, France.” (Coco Chanel,2017) “Chanel was raised in an orphanage and taught
to sew. She had a brief career as a singer before opening her first clothes
shop in 1910”. (Coco Chanel,2017). After spending her early life as a singer, she
opened her first shop to sell hats.
She made two remarkable achievements. The first one is
that she invented “the now legendary Chanel suit with collarless jacket and
well-fitted skirt. Her designs were revolutionary for the time”(Coco
Chanel,2017). She made it possible for women to choose what they wear and her
suit enabled women to stop to wearing corsets and other confining clothes. In
short, She emancipated women from garments flatter men and women can pursue
comfort. Moreover Chanel’s comfortable and well-fitted suits encouraged women
to make advancements into society in The United States of America.
The second thing is she expanded the fashion to
everyone. She firmly believed that the fashion is not only for the privileged
classes. In her era, there were only real jewels. She hated to boast of being
wealthy so she started using cheep fake jewels and pearls. In addition to this
change, her designs are very simple so it is easy to imitate them. All women
came to be able to wear clothes like Chanel because Coco Chanel was tolerant of
being imitated. As the result of these changes she made, women can enjoy
clothes which are decorated with costume jewels regardless of their classes.
In conclusion, she worked not only for making
fashionable things but also for empowerment of women. It is undoubtful fact
that she made difference in society as well as fashion industry. Through her
life, we can learn the importance of taking an action and trying to new things.
It is certain that being different from others is hard and we may be criticized
by other people. Coco had also experienced a lot of criticism of her works but
she never gave up and keep trying. Her challenges made women’s life better and
had a good influence on society. Today, We may need to be brave to solve issues
for example what I mentioned in the beginning part of this essay.