The quintessential French designer, Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel, is the founder of the famous Chanel brand. She elucidated the notion of closet staples that remains strong even today. The little black dress, the classic cocktail necklace, the tweed jacket continues to be the go-to of every fashionista to this day. She made her mark in the fashion industry during World War I when she used jersey fabric, a material characteristically earmarked for underwear, prominently in her collection. She also gets the credit for inventing pants for women along with shorter, boxy and easy-to-move clothes, liberating women from Poiret-inspired skirts and restrictive corsets. She extended her brand to include her celebrated perfumes which go on to be a much sought-after product.