Birth and Life

Gabrielle Chanel
(Coco Chanel)

fashion designer

Date of birth 19. 8. 1883
Country of birth France



Date of death 10. 1. 1971
Cemetery Bois-de-Vaux Cemetery, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 46.518184, 6.602721

approximate GPS coordinates of the grave are 46.519948, 6.601326

Summary from Wikipedia

Chanel's social connections encouraged a conservative personal outlook. Rumors arose about Chanel's activities during the German occupation of France during World War II, and she was criticized for being too close to the German occupiers: One of Chanel's liaisons was with a German diplomat, Baron (Freiherr) Hans Günther von Dincklage [de].[4][5] After the war, Chanel was interrogated about her relationship with von Dincklage, but she was not charged as a collaborator. After several post-war years in Switzerland, she returned to Paris and revived her fashion house. ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 19. 5. 2017

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