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.
Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel at the Hôtel Ritz, wearing a ruffled dress, sitting at her Coromandel screen (Drawings by Jean Cocteau and Christian Berard) - Photo by François Kollar - Ministère de la culture - Mlle
A great photo, often mis-labeled as "Young Billie Holiday." As several people have pointed out, the era is wrong. This lovely woman is Yourna Byrd, wife of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. She was photographed on Street in NYC in 1960 by William Claxton