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When Karl Lagerfeld became head designer for Chanel Boutique, the traditional Chanel idiom took on new life. Lagerfeld was able to successfully reinvent the classic Chanel look.

The famous Chanel "look" is elegant, comfortable, and practical. As Coco Chanel used to say, "Fashion fades; only style remains."

How did Gabrielle Chanel come to be known as Coco Chanel? Most of the stories focus on her short lived career as a cabaret singer, but which one is factual? My favorite story links her big cabaret song, "Ko-Ko-Ri- Ko" (French for "Cock-a-doodle-do") with her fondness for horseback riding in Paris as the cock crows at the crack of dawn.

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