• Short Summary

    Hundreds of mourners, ranging from top couturiers to models and humble seamstresses, crowded into the Madeleine Church in the heart of Paris today (Weds, Jan 13) for the funeral of "Coco" Chanel, Queen of the world's fashion designers.

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    Hundreds of mourners, ranging from top couturiers to models and humble seamstresses, crowded into the Madeleine Church in the heart of Paris today (Weds, Jan 13) for the funeral of "Coco" Chanel, Queen of the world's fashion designers.
    Mlle. Chanel, who died on Sunday aged 87, opened her own couture house in 1916, the beginning of a legendary career. The salon still stands in the same street and its Spring showing will begin as planned on January 26. For once, the celebrated designer had finished her new offerings well in advance. The fashion house will continue under a new director, Madams Grunbach, who was among the mourners.
    Although the rich and famous ware among "Coco" Chanel's clients, it was the ordinary people of Paris - for whom her clothes were equally designed - who made up the bulk of the 1,500 mourners.
    Masses of white flowers decorated the church, most of them gardenias which had become a symbol for Chanel. After the service her pinewood coffin was put in a hearse for the journey to Lausanne in Switzerland, where she will be buried.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA44BSGAFVEPBIQ04G3B1FXOMVL
    Media URN:
    VLVA44BSGAFVEPBIQ04G3B1FXOMVL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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