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The sportif-chic codes of Gabrielle Chanel’s wardrobe were inspired by the gentlemanly style of Arthur "Boy" Capel, her greatest love, and a keen polo player. As regards his support of the founding of her house, he would later say to Coco:
“I thought I was giving you a toy, but I was giving you your freedom.”
Photos from the Fall-Winter 2015/16 campaign with Lindsey Wixson and Anna Ewers.
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Coco Chanel was born on 19 August 1883, under the sign of Leo.