Chanel, who earned the name 'Coco' when she worked as a singer in a cafe, took simple fabrics like jersey and upgraded them into something wonderful. Her revolutionary designs replaced the finery and starch of the corset, with comfort and casual elegance.
Chanel is renowned for her creation of the Little Black Dress, which isn't strictly true. However, she did take the grief out of black as it was traditionally only worn to represent mourning.
As well as creating her empire of clothing, jewellery and perfume for the modern elegant women, Chanel was also recruited to provide the costumes for the film 'Last Year at Marienbad'.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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