Gabrielle Chanel

(1883-1971)

During the summer of 1913, in Deauville, Gabrielle Chanel opened her first boutique, offering the hats she made. Inspired by fishermen's stripes and sailors' decked trousers, she invents a new summer fashion in Deauville, with a modern vision of women and androgynous clothing. The color of the wet sand of the beach inspires her Chanel beige. The jockeys' saddle pads inspired her with the quilted seams of her handbags ... It was also in Deauville in 1920 that she met the Wertheimer family, who supported her in her economic development and financed her first perfumes. In 2010, at the invitation of the city of Deauville, Karl Lagerfeld designed a tribute plaque, affixed in the immediate vicinity of his shop which was one of the cradles of the Chanel adventure. In 2018, Chanel launched its new fragrance from Deauville: Paris-Deauville.

Ph.N

Close

Contact us:
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00
info@indeauville.fr


Our tourist information offices:

DEAUVILLE TOURISM
Residence of the Clock
Empress Eugenie wharf
14800 Deauville
See opening hours

VILLERS-SUR-MER TOURISM
Place Jean-Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
See opening hours

BLONVILLE-SUR-MER TOURISM
32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
See opening hours

VILLERVILLE TOURISM
40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
See opening hours

ANY TOURISM
20 Place Lemercier
14800 Toques
See opening hours

TOURGÉVILLE TOURISM
Louis Delamare Promenade
(behind the aid station)
14800 Tourgeville
See opening hours