1919-1939 Fashioning the Modern Woman: The Art Of The Couturiere
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Join Date: Dec 2003
Originally posted by softgrey
@Feb 29th, 2004 - 2:04 am
well guys-i went to the exhibit this weekend, and i was not disappointed-does anyone know coco's real name?...i didn't. how about madame gres?
"Coco"'s real name was Gabrielle Chanel. She apparently picked up the nickname while working as a cafe singer. Madama Gres was also known as Alix.
(From the essay
Chanel in Context
by Valerie Steell)
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