2013-06-18 10:29:19 来源:大耳朵英语
Named as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20thcentury, legendary designer Coco Chanel was a pioneer in the worldof fashion. Her kind of fashion was inspired by menswear and shebelieved in simple yet highly expensive designs. Not only did shemake "black" the black it is today, but she also created thewardrobe staple that none of us can live without – the little blackdress! Here are some little-known facts about her:
1. She loved pockets
Coco Chanel was so enchanted with pockets that this wouldprove to be the main focus of her designs in handbags forwomen!
2. It started as a hobby
Chanel started her career by designing hats which later becamea bit hit with aristocratic Parisians. It was herinnovative and fancy hat designs that got her attention.
3. Hosiery to high fashion
Did you know that before she became afashion legend, Coco Chanel used to work as a clerk in a smallhosiery shop? Legends do start small! From humble beginnings tograndeur!
4. Sun tan was started by her
If you thought tanning became fashionable by accident, thinkagain! It was Coco Chanel who made it seem fashionable when she gotburnt by sun rays way back in 1923 on a cruise towards Cannes!
5. Hotel Ritz was her home
For more than 30 years Coco Chanel made themighty hotel Ritz in Paris her home! It was rumored that Germanofficer Dincklage （with whom she was having an affair）madearrangements for her to stay in the hotel!
可可·香奈儿在巴黎着名的里茨酒店居住了30 多年！据传是德国军官丁克拉格（ 与可可·香奈儿有暧昧关系）安排她住在这个酒店！
6. 5 was her favorite number
Maybe there was something special in the number 5 – enough tohave Coco Chanel superstitious and in awe of it. Chanel No. 5 wasintroduced on 5th May 1921! No coincidence this!
6. 5 是她最喜欢的数字
也许数字5 有些特别之处而足以让可可·香奈儿迷信并敬畏它。"香奈儿5 号"香水于1921 年5 月5日推出！绝非巧合！
7. She never got married
Coco Chanel might have dated and had affairswith plenty of men but she never got married. Maybe she thought itwould take away from her dedication to the fashion world.
1. aristocratic a. 贵族的，有贵族气派的。