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Was Coco Chanel a Feminist?

A new film series on the founder of Chanel showcases her rebel spirit.
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The famously outspoken Coco Chanel did not play by anyone's rules. She functioned according to her own intuition in every domain, ignoring both the dogma of the day and established sartorial rules. It was this spirit that Chanel was inspired in 1913 to introduce a line of sportswear at her shop in Deauville, France that eschewed fashionable corset dressing in favor of lightweight and easy-to-wear jersey separates.

While she ultimately became known the world over by her two famous interlocking initials, to friends (and lovers), she was simply Gabrielle. So it is fitting that for spring/summer 2017, the French fashion house's entire collection—including a covetable new Gabrielle bag and Gabrielle Chanel fragrance—honor the company's true namesake.

Also in celebration of her perpetually relevant legacy, the fashion house is releasing a tetralogy of four short films, over the course of this year, that document Chanel's life . The first, Gabrielle, a rebel at heart, debuted today.

"I decided who I wanted to be, and that is who I am," she famously quipped. It's as admirable an ethos in 2017 as ever.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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