Celebrating Coco Chanel's 130th birthday

Coco Chanel was born as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel on August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France. One hundred and thirty years later, the famed French couturier's legacy continues to shine. Here, Chanel strikes a coy smile in Paris in 1936. Click through the gallery to learn all about her iconic fragrance: Chanel No. 5.

Coco Chanel was born as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel on August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France. One hundred and thirty years later, the famed French couturier's legacy continues to shine. Here, Chanel strikes a coy smile in Paris in 1936. Click through the gallery to learn all about her iconic fragrance: Chanel No. 5.