Chanel was founded in 1909 by Gabrielle ( Coco) Chanel. Chanel S.A. is a high fashion house that specializes only in women's haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods, and fashion accessories. The Chanel product brands have been personified by fashion models and actresses, including Inès de La Fressange, Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet, Vanessa Paradis, Nicole Kidman, Anna Mouglalis, Audrey Tautou, Keira Knightley, Kristen Stewart and Marilyn Monroe.
No doubt you've heard Marilyn Monroe's famous quote "I only wear Chanel No. 5 to bed”.
The Chanel logotype comprises two interlocked, opposed letters-C, one facing left, one facing right. The logotype was given to Chanel by the Château de Crémat, Nice, and was not registered as a trademark until the first Chanel shops were established.With her trademark suits and little black dresses, fashion designer Coco Chanel created timeless designs that are still popular today.
Now there are more than 310 Chanel shops worldwide and a Chanel bag is a favorite among many women!