Isn’t it great to sometimes look back on the wonderful things women have done in the past? Nowadays, we’re all trying to figure out how to smash through that glass ceiling, but women in history must have experienced similar situations. Still, they followed their dreams and succeeded with pride. How? By speaking up and standing up for themselves. Because if they didn’t, who else would do it for them? These are only 7 of the most influential women in history.
1. Fashion Icon Coco Chanel
Born in 1883 and raised in an orphanage due to her mother’s death, Coco Chanel was not expected to be the fashion icon that she turned out to be. In 1910, Chanel opened her first shop on Paris’ Rue Cambon, selling only hats, but when she opened stores in Beauville and Biarritz, she began designing clothes. Chanel’s signature styles, such as the little black dress, the collarless jacket and the fitted skirt, were all brought to life in the 1920s, and her designs are considered as one of the most influential things women have done in fashion. After having to close down her stores in the 1930s due to the depression, she returned with triumph at the age of 70. Chanel once said, “Luxury must be comfortable. Otherwise it’s not luxury.”