Everybody knows something about her, even if not everyone read her biography( at least everybody interested in Fashion must have seen " Coco avant Chanel"(2009) with Audrey Tautou). She had a tumultuous, controversial life, full of compromise, a life that Coco used to "improvise" when she wanted to fescape the very complicated reality that she had to face so many times. In general, fashion designers are eccentric, complicated, " hard to get". Because she had reinvented herself and took it over again so many times, Gabrielle Chanel has something special that makes her difficult but ambitious personality, what it represents today, after more than 4 decades from her death : Coco's image remained the emblem of the strong woman, a powerful and " avant-gardist" woman, who is not afraid of prejudice, who is willing to fight for what hse wants, who permeates in a man's world by using their weapons: the suit and and the trousers.
About her death:
" As 1971 began, Chanel was 87 years old, tired, and ailing, but nonetheless stuck to her usual routine of preparing the spring catalog. She had gone for a long drive that afternoon and feeling ill, went to bed early where she died on Sunday, January 10, 1971 at the Hotel Ritz where she had resided for more than 30 years. Her grave is located in the Bois-de-Vaux Cemetery, Lausame, Switzerland." - Wikipedia
About her apartment:
Coco loved luxury and this can be seen in her beautiful, opulent apartment, about which you can read here The Coveteur review: http://www.thecoveteur.com/coco_apartment