Saturday, 25 July 2009

Coco, the lost dog


Coco Chanel was born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. The young Chanel worked as a seamstress during the day and at night she performed in a café singing “Qui qu’a vu Coco dans l’Trocadero”, a song about a lost dog. She adopted the name Coco and became Coco Chanel. Her cabaret career ended when, for a while, she became “une grande horizontale”, a wonderful French euphemism for high-class kept women. The rest is history.

4 comments:

jmb said...

Une grande horizontale What a wonderful expression and thanks for sharing how she became called Coco, which was new to me.

Winchester whisperer said...

So Mother Teresa was une grande verticale?

Eurodog said...

Yes, WW, of course!

Flowerpot said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the film - and grande horizontale is just wonderful!