Kay Francis in Chanel. In the Coco Chanel almost single-handedly invented Costume Jewelry. Replacing real gemstones with colored glass, and using gold-toned metal and faux pearls, Chanel changed the rules about jewelry and how to wear it.
The Trend Setter The daughter of a Kansas lawyer, Louise Brooks was a dancer, model, showgirl, and actress -- but her hair received much of the attention she earned in the Twenties. (She is credited with popularizing the bob.
One of the most admired and influential women in the world is undeniably Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born on August 1883 in Saumur, France to an unwed mother who worked as a laundry woman. Gabrielle’s father.