There are three things you may not know about Coco Chanel, THE fashion design and style icon:
1. she began making hats as a hobby...it was never her initial intention to make a living at it let alone lead a fashion revolution;
2. she had a great weakness for pockets and she often deesigned her handbags to incorporate as many as they could, both to be functional and part of her overall artistic vision; and
3. she popularized the suntan among women - as a matter of fact, quite accidentally, after becoming tanned while on the French Riviera (Cannes).
So now you know!