coco channel

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yael cohen & oriah cohenneve channa 2011










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Gabrielle Bonheur Channel. Was born in 1883, France. After her mother's death she was put in an orphanage by her father who worked as a peddler. The nuns who raised her taught her to sew, a skill that will serve her later. Coco had a brief career as a singer. Her name "Coco" came from a song that she used to sing. Later, she opened her first shop in Rue Cambon in 1910, when she was twenty seven years old. There she started out selling hats and later she added more stores and began making clothes.

Coco channel was a leading French modernist designer who's revolutionized Women's clothing. In the same way, Coco helped create women's clothing that was simpler and more practical. She also introduced pants and suits for women - something which had not been done before.

In those years women's were dressed for men's. They wore clumsy skirts and girdle. As a result, woman's walked around with uncomfortable feeling. Channel felt that this is not the right direction, so, she stands on her values that women need to dress for themselves and not for their men's, besides, they should be comfortable in what they wear.

Therefore she designed a new collection of woman clothing.

In 1925, she introduced the Channel suit with collarless jacket and skirt. Her designs were revolutionary for the time. She helped women say good-bye to the days of corsets and other uncomfortable clothes.

Another 1920s revolutionary design was Channel's little black dress. She took a color once associated with mourning and showed just how chic it could be for eveningwear.

In the 1920s, Channel took her thriving business to new heights. She launched her first perfume, Channel No. 5, which was the first to feature a designer’s name. Perfume “is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion. . . . That heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure,” Channel once explained.

In the 1960s, a Broadway musical was made about her life starring Katharine Hepburn.

She was a leader, she had passion for fashion, and she was an idealistic woman.




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Id card

Full Name: Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel

Year of Birth: 1883 (August 19th)

Where Born: France

Location: Paris

Profession: designer of women's clothes

What she is famous for: (Innovation)

Coco Channel was a leading French modernist designer who revolutionized Women's clothing. Coco Chanel helped create women's clothing that was simpler and more practical. She also introduced pants and suits for women - something which had not been done before.



Interview

1. How old were you when you started your revolution?

2. When and where was your first shop?

3. What was the main cause to your success?

4. Where your nickname came from?

5. What is your most favorite clothing item that you designed?

6. Did you have people against you?

7. What is your biggest design?

8. Did your family and friends support your revolution?

9. What is your motto?

10. When did you retire?

1. I was twenty seven years old when I opened my first shop, and when I introduced my legendary Chanel suit with collarless jacket and well-fitted skirt I was forty two years old.

2.My first shop was in Rue Cambon in 1910, I started out selling hats. Later I added stores in Deauville and Biarritz and began making clothes.

3. My first taste of clothing success came from a dress that I fashioned out of an old jersey on a chilly day. In response to the many people who asked about where I got the dress, I offered to make one for them. My fortune is built on that old jersey that I’d put on because it was cold in Deauville.

4. Some say that my nickname came during my brief career as a singer; I performed in clubs in Vichy and Moulins where I was called “Coco". The name comes from one of the songs I used to sing. I say that it is a “shortened version of cocotte, the French word for ‘kept woman,”

5. My favorite clothing item is my incredible hat that I designed in 1911.

I think it perfectly complete the show.

6. Actually there were some people who thought that I'm crazy and they used to poke fun at me. But thank g-d, they didn’t really go against me. However I believe in my direction and I don’t care.

7. My best design was the little black dress. I took a color once related with mourning and showed just how chic it could be for eveningwear.

8. It’s a little bit hard for me to talk about it' but I don’t really have a family because after my mother’s death, I was put in an orphanage by my father who worked as a peddler. I was raised by nuns who taught me how to sew—a skill that would lead to my life’s work.

9.“There have been several Duchesses of Westminster—but there is only one Channel” and I believe it till today.

10. In 1938 I retired from the fashion business, just when I was 55 years old. However, 16 years later I made a determined comeback after becoming tired seeing French fashion become dominated by men.




Speech

Ladies and gentlemen,
We have the honor to open this mall in the name of Cannel.
We chosen to call this mall 'Channel mall' because,
She was a leader
She had a passion for fashion
She was an idealistic woman.
Gabrielle Bonheur Channel (Coco) lead a fashion revolution in the 20'th century. She brought to the world a new special style.
Till this stage women were dressed for men. They wore clumsy skirts and girdle. Women walked around with an uncomfortable feeling.
Channel came like a Knight on a white horse and changes everything.
She stands on her values that women need to dress for themselves and not for their men, and they should be comfortable in what they wear.
So, she designed a new collection of woman clothing.
For those who don't know her here are some of coco's design
The three parts suit
The little black dress
The shirt skirt
And all sorts of accessories
She took ideas from men's clothe and designed them for woman's.
We deliberated how to call this mall and decided that because Coco Channel is incredible designer, and is native to France, it is clear that the perfect name for the biggest mall in France, will name on the biggest designer of France.
Thank you for coming to this event. We hope that 'Channel Mall' will serve you in the best way.
Thank you lades and gentlemen.


Rationale


We choose to write about Coco Channel because we requested to do a project about a woman who changed the world.
Our thought was to find a woman who changes the world in a subject that connected to us. We researched about a subject which interesting us.
We found that Channel was a leader of fashion revolution. We connected to her because we couldn’t see the world without the changes that she made in the world.
Till then women were dressed for the men, even though it was uncomfortable.
Coco Channel went against the flow.
It interested us to learn about her revolution and about her life.

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Reflection

We learned that in the 19th century women were dressed uncomfortably with girdles. Coco Channel lead a revolution and thanks to her we can be comfortable with what we wear.

1. Then you explain what you learned from working on the project.

Has it improved your:

£ searching skills

£ summarizing skills

ý writing skills

ý vocabulary level

ý English language skills

2. What was difficult for you in the paper?

We encountered problems with finding the subject for the paper.

3. a. Did you have enough time for the paper?

Yes.

b. Did you get enough help and support from your teacher?

We were happy if the teacher had more time to help us.

c. Did you understand the instructions?

Yes, it was very clear.

d. Were the assignments clear and fair?

Yes.

5. Choose one of the following:

I enjoyed working on this project because it was interesting to learn about a women who changed our lives.



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