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2017 is a year that celebrates the life and legacy of the iconic Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Last October, we saw the debut of the Gabrielle bag on the fashion house’s Spring/Summer 2017 runway presentation. While the bag’s advertising campagin is set to launch in April, a series of four films surrounding its founder has been lined up in the upcoming months.

More than just pearl necklaces, tweed jackets and Chanel No.5, “Chapter 18: Gabrielle, A rebel at heart”, the first of the series highlights Gabrielle Chanel’s entrepreneurial spirit. Her audacity, her thirst for freedom, her irreverence, the fashion icon made these the source of inspiration and the birthplace of her creativity – which she stayed true to throughout her career.

Inspirational and powerful, we’d rewatch this film over and over while waiting for the next three to arrive.

By Gracia Phang

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