Famous worldwide as Coco Chanel, the woman who is said by many to have revolutionized women’s fashion, freeing them from restrictive corsets, had a lot to say about fashion, the relationships between men and women, and the world in general.
Gabrielle Chanel had a fascinating life, one not without controversy. Her actions during the Second World War brought her a degree of notoriety, as she had a Nazi lover, which would seem to make her a Nazi sympathizer, and she has been accused of being a spy for the Germans. Or perhaps she took her lesson from a life of hard knocks and decided to join what was, at the time, the winning team in order to survive.
In the end, perhaps that was what drove her: a determined will to survive.