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in Baird in leaves Miss who the Mrs. is Cousley. Fashion Czars of Paris By MARY KNIGHT yesterday. is the oldest United He had into Lydla Paris, Nov. 20--The royal road to romance in clothes leads along the world famous highwajs of the Rue de la Paix, the Rue Royal and m several several directions f r o m the Etoile and the Champs Elysees, a blaze of scintillating scintillating gloiy today, but the narrow lanes over which some of these great personages made their pilgrimage to fame afoot lead along the highways and bywajs of obscurity, lighted only by sparks of determination and blazes blazes of ambition. Take Chanel, for instance Chanel the Proud. Chanel the Aloof. Chanel the Destined to Succeed. She was neither born with fame, nor had it thrust upon het. She achreved it by dint of haid w o r k and a will and a willingness of her own "to get there j u s t the same." Being born in Auvergne, in the south of France, is a significant factor factor in her life. According to French t r a d i t i o n , people born in Auvergne can accomplish anything they set out to do. They are a very hardy people", determined and powerful in tueir sway o\er others. Little "Coco" Chanel, as those knew her in her native village her, was the town mimic. There not a grand lady, a duke or a or a queen herself but what she impersonate in her little gingham dress to such perfection that her awed audiences unconsciously paid her r e v e r e n t and silent tesymg and bowing before her Aanner. She waited until just b e f o r Great War, when, in her twenties, she packed her bags and boarded train for Paris. Although her was borrowed, her ideas were her own, and she opened up a tiny in an obscure section of Paris, she made a few hats and demanded prrce for them that was four times as high as any Parisienne had ever though of paying before. Not a cent would Mile. Gabrielle Chanel, the grown-up but still determined Coco, come down on her first, last and pi ice. Quality naturally heard of the hat shop, for it began to make considerable considerable noise in shop circles, and along with Caesar, it came, it saw, and was conquered. The next step . planned ages before--was the creation creation of frocks to match the hats, costly in the same ratio. Mile. Chanel Chanel made the first jersey sports dresses known to Paris. Chanel's first year's business paid her debts and the rent on her one room shop. Today the conquering Chanel sits at the top of her mirrored mirrored stairs and surveys with a critical eve those who would enter her sacr- red domain. Her present establishment establishment occupies five buildings in the Rue Canmboon.

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  1. The Edwardsville Intelligencer,
  2. 20 Nov 1931, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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