People Behind Your Favorite Brands

#7 Chanel

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Being one of the most well-known fashion labels in the world, Chanel was first started in 1909 by Gabrielle Chanel who started the business with the help of a man whom she was a mistress to. The company and label is now owned by Gerard and Alain Wertheimer whose grandfather was the business partner of Gabrielle. Starting off selling just mainly hats, today the Chanel brand stretches from clothing and accessories to fragrances.